Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ready for February

Ha - remember how I was getting confused about the color changes in these blocks?

I finally finished it, but I'm relieved to know I wasn't the only one having a hard time!  It's a Jan Patek pattern from the winter 2011 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine, but Jan previewed the design and discussed it last year in her blog:  Jan Patek Quilts

As she said: "The piecing is easy - just triangle squares, squares and strips - but when you make the blocks, each corner churn part goes to a different churn. It can mess with your mind."

My experience exactly!! :)

Jan's name for the block and the quilt is "Lincoln's Platform."  Since my version is done in Valentine/love colors, I'm calling mine Mary Todd, in honor of Abraham Lincoln's beloved wife.