May 2nd, 2013

Block Rock’n Week 5 – Caldonia

by Julie Hirt

Caldonia is more of a Block Rock’n Blues name.  I’m a jazz and blues fan and thought this was an appropriate song choice for the series.

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“Caldonia” is a jump blues song, first recorded in 1945 by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five. A version by Erskine Hawkins, also in 1945, was described by Billboard magazine as “rock and roll”. The first time that phrase was used in print to describe any style of music. – Wikipedia

 

Pretty cool, huh?  It’s also one of the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock & Roll.  There are several versions of Caldonia on YouTube (that you should check out!) – here is one of my favorites.

 

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I really like the blue and orange together.  (thanks GoGoKim for picking these colors)

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You can see on the block above that I sewed the white pieces different (switched pieces 6 & 7) to see if I liked the seams better. It looks okay either way but I made the pattern like the other blocks.

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I made so many versions because these are for my 4×5 Modern Quilt Bee.  I hope my hive members enjoy their blocks – they picked some great color combinations!  I’m kind of sad to see the blocks go, I need to make one for myself.

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I wanted to see how the Caldonia blocks would look as a quilt and I’m in love.  Wouldn’t this make an adorable baby quilt?  Without borders the size would be 36″ x 48″.  There is a baby coming that I need to make a blanket for, hmm…

Download Block Rock’n Week 05 – Caldonia

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From this week forward I’ll be posting a new block every *other* Friday.   I’m hoping the weather shapes up (it’s SNOWING today, in MAY, in KANSAS) and I can start spending some time outside.   Happy Sewing!

 

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24 Responses to “Block Rock’n Week 5 – Caldonia”

  1. This is an awesome block! I think my favorite is the grey/red/torquoise block.

  2. Those are really pretty. I love all the bright colors in them.

  3. Very interesting PP block series. I just wandered in from the Monday link-up and I am now following. Thanks for sharing … :) Pat

  4. What a great block!

  5. Oh how I didn’t need another block to follow but I just can not help myself !

  6. I’m coming from plum and june! Your quilt blocks are amazing! I love a good paper pieced star :)

  7. Really lovely! This block is just beautiful!

  8. A beautiful block pattern, and great colors for the different ones you created!!

  9. Oooooh those are pretty!!

  10. This is a gorgeous block!

  11. beautiful block, thank you for sharing!!

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