Sunday, July 10, 2016

Hill and Hollow

I made a strawberry rhubarb pie yesterday. So delicious!

Here is the June block from Barbara Brackman's Westering Women BOM. This one is called Hill and Hollow. I made twelve 2 1/2 inch (2 inch finished) half square triangle units, the brown and pink units. Then I cut 16 triangles to go with them. Cut squares of fabric 2 7/8 inches and cut diagonally for these filler triangles. (I have my pieces on my block board which is just a piece of foam core with quilt batting glued onto it.)

Here is one quarter of the whole 12 inch block.

This is how the units go together. First join the filler triangles to the half square units. Then join the three rows. Then add the large triangles to either corner. Repeat the same layout for each quarter block, then join the two bottom sections, then the two top sections, then join the bottom half to the top half. Each quarter measures 6 1/2 inches. The block will measure 12 1/2 inches for a finished block of 12 inches. 

Check out Barbara's Civil War blog, linked above, and click on her flickr page for many color variations for this block. I had a hard time choosing and even now I think a different color for the pinwheel at the center of the block would be really interesting. Oh, well, next quilt?


Here is the finished block: June - Hill and Hollow

After I posted this Hill and Hollow page, I realized that I had not shown the May block which is Platte River. 

Here's the whole group together:
Independence Square
Indian Territory
Sweet Gum Leaf
Lone Elm
The Platte River
Hill and Hollow

Seeing them altogether, I wonder if I need to make Hill and Hollow again. It sticks out like a sore thumb with that white fabric. I did overdye this blue and white fabric with tan, but it still looks too white. Something to ponder. Maybe I will make another block with different fabrics and then choose. I am not too happy with the first block because of some crooked seams. Maybe if I made it and use the blue and white fabric it would help sprinkle this color throughout the quilt in a more balanced way...except I like the softer colors without the white. I think it may be time to shop for another tan fabric.

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