This month, for the October Imagination Renovation Block Challenge, Tammy and I along with some other designer friends worked on the Dutchman’s Puzzle Quilt Block.
In last week’s blog post, I shared that, based on the way I reimagined the block, I needed to make flying geese units out of 3 colors. You can read about how I did that here. But before I share my new, reimagined block, let’s breakdown the original block.
The original Dutchman’s Puzzle quilt block
The block is a 4 patch with each “patch” having 2 flying geese units. In each “patch”, there are 2 different flying geese units.
Construction is fairly simple- make 4 flying geese units using one color and 4 flying geese units using the second color.
Need tips on making flying geese units? Click here for my blog post where I share a few different methods including my favorite, the No Waste or 4 at Once method!
Once you have the FG units ready to go, just sew them into 4 pairs, and then sew the pairs together into 4 patch being sure to rotate the units. Easy peasy.
My Reimagined Dutchman’s Puzzle quilt block!
I have 3 different flying geese units in my block and each one has 3 colors in them. My first set of FG units has 3 colors with my “goose” fabric is the same for both; one has the black and white check with with the green fabric and one has the the purple fabric. I changed up the side fabric with is usually considered to be the background, or in the case of actual flying geese, the sky!
My second set of FG units has 3 colors- but this time I used the purple as the “geese” fabric and the orange and the check as the background.
I love pinwheels- and you may have noticed I switch up a lot of these reimagined blocks to include pinwheels and this one is no exception!
My new block!
And here is the table runner I made with the blocks. I still have to quilt it but it is happening, slowly but surely!
By rotating the blocks I was able to create the secondary pattern!
I love that the colors remind me of fall- the orange, purple and green make me think of leaves changing color and the the black adds that touch of the dark and spooky! Though this runner doesn’t feel spooky at all. Just fun!
I used fabrics from Island Batik; the orange and purple are from the Painted Blossoms line and the blacks and green from my recent Moonlight Sky line.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my reimagine Dutchman’s Puzzle quilt block!
Be sure to pop on over to Tammy’s blog to see her version- you’re gonna love it!
P.S. Would you like to participate in a quick, fun mystery with me? For my November challenge block, I thought it would be fun to let you all sew along!!! To participate, just click below to enter your name to be on the list for the November Block Challenge Mystery newsletter. I will send out the fabric amounts on Monday November 1. Note: This signs you up for my regular newsletter as well as the mystery block project newsletter. Once the mystery is over, you can always just unsubscribe to the rest of my newsletters. Just don’t do it until the mystery is over!!! If you are all ready on my newsletter, you need to fill out the form below to get the special Block Mystery emails. But don’t worry, you won’t get duplicates of my regular newsletter. The system I use is pretty smart and will only send you one- unless you use a different email. Then… well…
The Mystery Quilt Along is over! Thanks to all who played along!