WooHOO! We are ready for the BORDER on our Mid Century Modern quilt! And the border is… Color Blocks! We are repeating (or re-interpreting!) the design of the Tustin Color Block, this time using the Background as the “Sashing” instead of the Light, making a […]
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I’ve been doing this (making and designing quilts) long enough (15+ years!) to know I always feel this way… But… Didn’t we just start this Sampler Quilt with the Sputnik Block? And here we are finishing it off! Or, well, at least setting all the different sized blocks together!
That title isn’t quite right. This final block of our MCM Sampler Quilt is actually four blocks. You can make them all the same, all different or in pairs.
Note: There was an error on original pattern (SB Cut 36 ea. 1 1/2″ (NOT 2 1/2″) squares). Corrected PDF available below) I wish I could explain here in simple terms all about Transistors and MicroChips… What they are, how they work and how they differ. But I can’t… Because, despite some research, I just […]
Our previous block was inspired by artist Piet Mondrian (Tustin Color Block) and this block is inspired by artist Alexander Calder. Similarly, Calder was influenced (or as Wikipedia says “shocked”) by Mondrian to embrace abstract art. Lucky for us!
Although artist Piet Mondrian was born in 1872 and died in 1944, his influence was felt throughout the post war era. For example, Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent’s Fall 1965 Mondrian collection featured dresses in blocks of color with black bordering…
“If everybody had an ocean Across the U. S. A. Then everybody’d be surfin’ Like Californ-i-a…” Released in March 1963, “Surfin’ USA” was a huge hit for The Beach Boys and captured forever a moment of the post war era.
OH! Here is a Surprise SECOND MCM block for the week! Palm Springs is the epicenter of the Mid Century Modern Revival. The desert town sprouted up during the post war era and there is Mid Century Architecture all over town. But for many, the most stunning feature of Palm Springs are the fabulous San […]
Here is another fun block to add to our Mid Century Sampler Quilt… Are they Televisions? Movie House Marquees? Cameras? Or just Abstracts? You can decide… Or keep your viewer guessing!
The Boomerang shape shows up again and again in Mid Century design. In table tops and light fixtures; on Formica and in sculptural elements, ashtrays, candy dishes and even in lighting! So I’ve done our own Boomerang MCM block.