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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Past Reflections - Block 12

The final block of the Past Reflections group is now available.  If you go to the RHS of this page you will see the photo.  You just need to click onto the photo and it takes you to the link.  The photo is slightly different to the block pattern.  Very good reason for this. 

I started making these blocks from the Circuit Rider  book, and then decided I wanted some different ones, so found others that would fit in.  This block above, is one from the book.  I can not copy the drawing from the book, but I can make my own.  In reality, it is a very traditional block, and the blocks from that original quilt have been reproduced many times, but I made my own drawing for you.  Hope you like it.

Once you have completed all the blocks, you can trim them down to 12 1/2"and put sashing or blocks or what ever you want to make them into a usable size.  Or, like me, keep looking for more patterns that will fit into the quilt.

I am working on some ideas for next year, so will call off the free patterns for a short while.  Hopefully I will have some brain waves, and something will come to mind.

I now have two blocks made for my red and white sampler.  I really love doing these cut out block.  The fabric is Moda Bella solid.  I started using this as I had it in the cupboard for another project that never happened (does anyone else do that?!).  The fabric is surprising good for applique, as it turns under so well, and hardly frays. In the past I have used it as a background for the Past Reflections blocks, but never as a design fabric.  The colour range is excellent as well.
First of the Hollyhocks

Sweet peas on the print gate
Spring has sprung in my part of the world.  The garden is looking really pretty.  However, they have predicted quite high temperatures for next week, which may in fact burn off a lot of the spring flowers.  We never seem to be able to get it right.  With school holidays on now, we do want some warm weather for outings.  Next week we are going to the zoo!


  1. Beautiful blocks! Lovely garden photos as well. We will be experiencing snow soon. I love it as it means more quilting time!

  2. Your blocks are beautiful.
    I would like to know if I am missing a block for the Past Reflections; will there be a block 11 ?

  3. Those red blocks are wonderful! if only there were more hours in the day ...
    Everything must flower a lot later here - my/your seeded hollyhocks have not even grown stems yet and my sweet peas are only starting up the trellis! Enjoy all your Spring flowers ant thanks for another PR block :)

  4. Yes, block 11 is still there. Right below block 12, it is Corner Flower

  5. I look forward to whatever you come up with for next go round.