It’s helpful to know which corner is which when reading my blog posts because I often refer to corners and sides of the loom (or squares).

This information is also useful when it comes to joining your squares.

Please note: Corner 1 (cr1) and Corner 4 are usually interchangeable. There may be times when it matters that your squares are right side up (meaning cr1 at the bottom left), so please take care!

Have to say, this one didn’t turn out as I’d hoped. (It’s been redesigned and needs to be rewoven.) In its defense, I designed it on graph paper–long before I began designing with charts on the computer–using the palest pencil imaginable. It was hard to see the diagram to transfer it to digital media, so I can only imagine (because I can’t remember) how difficult it must have been to design. Apparently I had no trouble following my nearly imperceptible graphite marks because I wove what I wrote. Nevertheless, while transcribing the pattern I decided to make some improvements (untested at this point, but I’m certain they’re improvements).

Before I could transfer the semi-visible drawing to the computer, I thought I’d better get a look at the original so I could know what I was trying to copy. Here’s a rough sketch of what Road to Tennessee looked like in my quilt block book.

Road to Tennessee sketch

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Though I’ve listed this pattern as a variation of Whirling Diamond, I decided to give it the name it had in my quilt block book. There are online quilt block designs called Churn Dash that look very different, but I suppose one woman’s churn dash might easily differ from another’s. Churn Dash and the pattern that follows (Whirling Diamond variation 2) look like their namesake, but their diagrams are dissimilar.

Churn Dash, front

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It’s possible I’ll go back and add the original vintage pattern (from Weave-It Weaves, p 18-19) to this post, but here it is for now.

Eight Single Rib Variation 2

BS “Soft Fern” combined with Bernat Handicrafter size 5 “Ripe Avocado”

Eight Single Rib Variation 2

R1: P
Even Rows: P2, (U3, O1) x 6, U3, P2
Odd Rows: (U1, O3) x 7, P3
R16: P

Eight Single Rib variation 2

Spring is here and the crocuses are up.

I don’t know if I love this pattern or not. I got the idea from a quilt block and I reproduced the pattern fairly accurately. The trouble is, with quilting you get to use different colored bits of fabric to make the shape of the flower more apparent. This design shows a large amount of flower body without emphasizing the open petals. As it now stands, here it is…

Crocus

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