Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Desperate Housewife's Quilt -Block 36 Mowing the Lawn

A lot of lovely DS
Welcome to week 36 of the 'The Desperate Housewife's Quilt'. Todays block is about Foundation and curved piecing. Remember, this is not a quilt-a-long. Just follow the blog every week and pick and choose which blocks you would like to make. I will be injecting some uniqueness into traditional blocks, applique, three dimensional, crazy and thread-art blocks. If you make a block please post it on the Flickr group for everyone to enjoy. Also, I have this nifty button under each post that allows you to save the post as a PDF.

Be sure to visit this week's Guest Blogger and their wonderful block.
(N.B Due to time and date differences, guest bloggers posts do not always coincide with my post)

This weeks guest is Julianna Gąsiorowska from Poland. Please visit Julianna's site - Sewing under the Rainbow to be treated with some exceptional modern quilting projects. Julianna's is presenting a paper pieced block.

Mowing the Lawn
The grass grows before our eyes in the warm, barmy temperatures of summer. The blade struggles to cut through the grass.


The Foundation Templates can be found here, here and here. Remember not to 'Scale' or 'Fit to Page' when printing.

Let's play ......

The block - 8" finished
Horizontal Layout with rotation
On Point Layout with Rotation 
Horizontal Layout with rotation and colour replacement

Horizontal Layout with rotation
Horizontal Layout with different colours 
On Point Layout with no rotation 
On Point Layout with Rotation
I hope you have enjoyed this weeks block.

*** Copyright 2011 -  Jane Davidson. Please remember that these blocks and any blocks designed by guest bloggers should not be used for commercial purposes ( sold as a pattern, published etc) without the written consent of the owner ***


  1. wonderful block and colour placement!

  2. what a versatile block! there are so many wonderful quilt options with just one block!


  3. Just happened upon your Quilt as you Wish - a great concept and some fabulous blocks.

  4. Love this block! Thinking I might have to make four of these and use them as my corner blocks :)

  5. Wow, Jane! That's quite a wild post--lot's of possibilities there!
    best, nadia

  6. Love this one! Can't wait to try it!


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