This week I have been playing with another old, traditional quilt block called the Flying Dutchman or Dutchman’s puzzle. The block is really a version of Flying Geese. My first variation on the pattern was inspired, I am embarrassed to say, by our local Shell Petrol/Gas station.
I love the red and yellow combination and had such fun mixing the placement of the blocks up. The scrap, the random layout and the occasional reversed pattern will make for an interesting quilt I think.
The pattern I used was a free paper piecing block from Quilt.com. This is a really simple way to do triangles.
For the other block I did with this pattern, I went a much more traditional route. First, I used a selection of fabrics from Aneela Hoey’s new Posy fabric line for Moda. It is such a pretty collection of fabrics I could not resist.
Then I used the standard Flying Dutchman block layout.
I love the fact these are going to be two very different quilts using the same simple pattern. There are more layout ideas for this pattern at the Connecting Threads here.
I definitely have to start finishing more quilts. I have so many in varying stages of the process that my work space is getting over run. I have too many ideas for quilts and not enough time. Any suggestion for how to get around this problem? My husband suggests we invest in a Tardis!