Welcome to week 6! Here is the “Marley” block (aka Three Little Birds).
This may be my favorite block of the series, so far. I actually had the name picked out before I made the block! I knew I wanted to do something with Bob Marley and I love the song Three Little Birds. Then I had to figure out a block.
The other blocks don’t really match their namesake, but this one made sense to try. I also like how the center makes a 4 pointed star.
Rise up this morning
Smiled with the rising sun
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singing sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Saying, “This is my message to you-u-u”
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.
“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.
I really like the blue and orange together. (thanks GoGoKim for picking these colors)
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.
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.
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…
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!
Helloooo Friday! Welcome to Week 4 – this block is the Icky Thump.
Every Friday for 12 weeks I’m posting a free paper pieced quilt block template named for a song or musician. This week is the Icky Thump because I love Jack White. LOVE ♥
Jack has so many different faces; The White Stripes, Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, his solo career and has a hand in so much more. I wanted Jack’s block to be a little different and I think it is. The Icky Thump can be arranged a number of different ways with the seams all lining up nicely.
The first arrange above is how the block is meant to look, but it’s fun to play around with placement on this one.
Welcome to week three! Every Friday for 12 weeks I’m posting a free foundation (paper pieced) quilt block template. This weeks block is called Lithium.
The hardest part about this block was naming it. My high school years ranged from 1991-95. Of course I’m a huge Nirvana fan. I’m wearing my flannel and Doc Martens as I type. Kurt Cobain was such a total stud to me back then. Dozens of songs ran through my head and I finally settled on Lithium.
Happy Friday! I’m so ready for the weekend, aren’t you? I’ve been busy all week and haven’t had time to sew anything. That just makes me super crabby. Luckily I had this block all ready to go. I was wanting to redo it with different fabrics, but this is what you get!
Every Friday for 12 weeks I’ll be posting a free foundation / paper piecing block template. The block names will be named after bands, singers or maybe even a song title. Week two is the Zeppelin.
Block Rock’n just wouldn’t be much fun without some tunes. Prep your ears for some fantasticalness.
Gack. #sorrynotsorry. I know this is a quilt post, but I just love this band. There’s no way I have a favorite Zeppelin song, I truly enjoy so many of them. Do you have a favorite?
Back to the block! The Zeppelin is a little tricky to print. You’ll need to print it on LEGAL SIZE paper –or– you can print it on letter size, you’ll just need to tape it together. The PDF has an option for each.