Quiltmaker Block #586


I know of only one duty and that is to love.  Albert Camas

Ladder Up 

by Toby Lischko


Like I said in an earlier post,  I have been scrap quilting for over 25 years but I have never used such small pieces in a block unless they were strip pieced.  I have always been able to arrange my block pieces in order on the machine beside me.  Well these little guys seemed to just float off onto the floor.  I finally took a piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardboard,  wrapped flannel to the back and taped it.  Problem solved!!!  This also allowed me to arrange the squares and then tip the “design wall” so I could view the block from a distance.

I chose the very light clear green for the center diagonal row and surrounded it with darker squares.  The strong shift in value between the squares makes the light green stand out.

Published by

Lynn Roddy Brown

I am a sixth generation Texan that has always loved to sew. I took my first sewing lessons at the age of eight at the local Singer sewing-machine shop. I live in Houston, Texas with my husband an economics professor at Rice University. We have three grown children and two cherished grandchildren. I have been making scrap quilts for 25 years. Martingale published my three books: Simple Strategies for Scrap Quilts, Simple Strategies for Block-Swap Quilts and Patchwork-Play Quilts.

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