Tuesday, August 12, 2008

ABC Wednesday--a Quilter's ABC--D

A little while ago I commented to David that I was working on my D. When I told him that, I really meant that I was working on them. For AB and C, I had several quilts and quilt blocks already made that I could photograph. When it came to D, I could not find anything.

I was deteremined to keep to my theme, though, so I just had to do some piecing.

This one is called Dutchman's Puzzle. It is another block design from the Ladies' Art Company and is a pretty simple block to put together.

This next block is a challenging one to piece because of the curves, but with a few pins and a little practice it is not so bad. You can see the parts under construction here. The block is called Drunkard's Path.

Once the individual pieces are made, they can be assembled in a number of different ways. I though I had a name for this one, but could not find it again. It is similar to Fool's Puzzle.

Arranged like this, the blocks become Doves--do you see them?

This arrangement is a Chain.

...and this one is Polka Dots.

There are lots of other possibilities, and I do not know which I will choose when I put these parts together.

ABC Wednesday now has its own blog where you can see a variety of ABC posts from many bloggers, as well as a site where you can find ABC bloggers signed up on Mr. Linky. Thanks to Denise who started it all and also starts with D.

25 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Isn't this interesting! I have never done quilting... it's something I wish I would've been taught but never had been. I love the designs you had shown... I really like the chain design... I'm sure whichever you choose will look very nice!
Mountain Retreat

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

Wow. Nice patterns. Thanks for sharing.

photowannabe said...

You rose to the challenge beautifully. Terrific quilt patterns for letter D. Its interesting how many different ways the quilt can be assembled.

CrazyCath said...

Oh the doves Katney! The doves!
What dedication you have to do a block to get the post on the theme. And I am so glad you did.

Drunkard's path looks right when you see all the peices, but I love the doves.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I love your idea to focus on quilt blocks! I am a quilter myself and one of my favorites is the Drukard's Path in muslin and turkey red. I like your blue, too!

Texas Travelers said...

Nice patterns and arrangements.
Well photographed.
Thanks for sharing these Delightful D's

Glad you could drop by,
Troy and Martha

susan/sc said...

Katney - Haven't commented previously on your ABC posts but I have to say - I love the quilt theme. I know nothing about quilting and if you had asked four weeks ago, I wouldn't really have said I thought I would find it inetersting. But your ABC post is just the right amount for me to go "wow" each week and really enjoy! Thank you! Susan

leslie said...

Wow, you're quite the talented quilter! Beautiful patterns...I enjoyed reading about how you put them together.

Aileni said...

I never realised there were so many descriptive names for quilt designs.

Peter Ustinov read the En.Brit. back in the Fifties but that was the old edition which was more readable. The Macropeadia section would be comparable.

Bear Naked said...

Wonderful photos for your D post quilt.

Bear((( )))

magiceye said...

nice set of dees!

Liz said...

I have such admiration for quilters! You're so creative.

Denise said...

Wow! The talent of the ABC Wednesday people. Coming here straight from Granny Smith's art work and poetry to your wonderful quilting! Fabulous Katney! Well Done that woman!

ArneA said...

believed Polka Dots had to be red and white

RuneE said...

I loved the first one - reminds of signs in public places like hospitals, airports and shopping centres - going round and round and round and...

Tommy said...

Nice post for ABC Wednesday and letter D.

Daryl said...

Fabulous .. someone I knew back a # of years made me a quilted duvet cover from a heart pattern .. so pretty .. love these Ds!

:-Daryl

Kim said...

I really like the polka dots. Very fun.

Nydia said...

The dove pattern is sweet! I wish I had a good hand for this! Now I remember that I told you I'd take a pic of my quilt... Have to do it tonight.
Kisses from Nydia.

Suburbia said...

I wish I had more time and patience! I like the dove pattern
good for D!

starnitesky said...

Another interesting quilt block I am enjoying seeing them.

Pop over to my blog where I have given you an award.

babooshka said...

These are so detailed. I know nothing of quilting but can admire the skills involved. Beautiful world.

Nydia said...

Hello again, Katney. I just posted photos of my quilt for you to see and "analyse". Hope you like it!

Kisses from Nydia.

Paulie said...

Neat patterns all! I will stick to the simple squares -- bit ones and little ones (9) together.

Mary said...

Drunkard's Path is one of my all time favorites and I would love to have a 2-color Drunkard's Path quilt laid out in the traditional lay out. I hate sewing curves, though! Yours is beautiful and I will look forward to seeing what layout you choose!