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.
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”
Even Rows: P2, (U3, O1) x 6, U3, P2
Odd Rows: (U1, O3) x 7, P3
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…
Apparently I designed a LOT of quilt blocks on 20 Oct 2017. These three are only a few of them. This post focuses on the third block. I’m sure this is a really common quilt block pattern, but I can’t find a name for it anywhere (though I’ve located a few very similar-looking blocks). I decided to call it “Whirling Diamond” till someone comes along and corrects me.
Just discovered that I wasted a bunch of time in January 2020 reinventing a design I made up (a better version of) in October 2017.
It’s been a while since I developed any usable patterns. (I spent some time a few weeks ago working on one that turned out ugly every time—sigh.) Hence the lack of posts. In my silence I’ve acquired several new subscribers—welcome!
A couple of years ago (or more) I started working on pin loom patterns reminiscent of quilt blocks. This was after I began drawing the pattern diagrams on graph paper (instead of writing out all the instructions), but before I drew them on the computer. Few, if any, of the quilt block patterns have been transferred to electronic media. Some of them are pretty cool, if I say so myself. Perhaps posting this new quilt block inspired pattern will start an avalanche. Maybe.
I don’t know if “Kissing Triangles” is a legitimate quilt block name, but it sounded likely.
(See also: Triangle Kiss post.)