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.

Kissing Triangles

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This pattern was originally called “A New Design 4a.” Sometimes I can’t think of a good name while I’m in the thick of designing. Somebody received a square with this pattern in the recent pin loom square swap we started in January (and finished in April) on the Facebook Pin Loom Weaving Support Group. I promised a better name for the design, hope this one qualifies.

Asian Lanterns, front

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It’s been nearly three years since we used this design in our first Weave-Along (WAL) on the Facebook Pin Loom Weaving Support Group. I should say it’s been bothering me ever since, but it wasn’t. However, it bothered several others at the time of the WAL—people who were good at spotting oddities in weaving designs. My squares were so obscure looking that I didn’t notice the inconsistencies. (See original Loomette pattern diagram at bottom of this post.)

Loomette Sunken Square, corrected version, front

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While sorting through old patterns—some rejected—I ran across an abandoned project and an unusual-looking pattern. I consulted my notebook and then my printed copy of Weave-It Magic Squares. Looks like I asked, “What if…?” on the “Plain and Fancy” pattern. Mine isn’t a perfect square, and I’ve crocheted around the border, but I thought I’d share it here in case anyone is interested.

Notes, notes, notes

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This design is the result of a request from a Facebook friend. I’m not sure if it met her needs—can’t remember the outcome. I ran across it a few weeks back and decided to polish it up, weave it, and post it. I’m not crazy about the colors I chose. I think higher contrast would look better, or at least using the lighter color for L1-3 and the darker color for L4 (which is probably why the back shows up more strikingly than the front).

Klover Window Panes, front

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