Featured Member Quilts: February 25


We’d like to thank Sherry Calsyn for posting this photo of her Improved Nine Patch on our 24 Blocks Facebook page. The yellow, blue and white just looks good for spring, like daffodils in the early morning after a starry night. This pattern, also sometimes called Glorified Nine Patch, was very popular during the Depression. Thanks, Sherry, for sharing it with us in a new and crisp way.


Look at how the blocks seem to be floating! Karin Rodeheaver made this Shadow Blocks for her great-grandson 2 years ago. We want to thank her for sharing with our community. While the colors are comforting the pattern makes you smile. It’s uplifting in it’s own way and would fit in a contemporary home…or dorm room. It looks like one that many of us will want to make in the future!


We all love the Dear Jane quilts. Tammy Porath‘s DJ is so beautiful. We love the colors and how she did the border. Tammy writes, “This is my version of the Dear Jane Quilt. I made it for my daughter Megan’s high school graduation. Of course, it wasn’t finished until she had been in college for about 2 years! I let her choose 24 of the Jane blocks and I repeated them 4 times each in different fabrics. The print border triangles were cut from fat quarters of the large prints. I had scraps left after cutting them all!” We think you did well to complete it in 2 years. We can’t imagine a better graduation gift. It is so beautiful! Dear Jane anyone?


Shades of purple and green on a white or cream background look so good for spring and there’s nothing better, too, than a work of art made for charity. We also like how Liz Argotsinger has combined quilt types in this wall hanging. Liz writes “This was a DJ that I did for a “Quilt for a Cure” at our local quilt shop. I had also taken classes on Baltimore Album so I mixed the two techniques.” Thank you again, Liz, for sharing your creativity with us at 24 Blocks.


And here is another vintage-inspired quilt from Rozann Mason, who has a talent for re-creating the traditional feel but yet giving it a modern freshness. Rozann writes, “More vintage-looking spring like quilts. I think people who wished they had some from their grandmother are more inclined to make them.” We agree! Thanks, again, Rozann.

We’d love to see your quilts, too. It doesn’t matter if they are vintage or brand new. Just come to our Facebook page and upload a photo. Posts from our members/readers can be seen by clicking “Posts by Others” where it says “Highlights” near the top middle of the page. We treasure the stories that go with the quilts and would also appreciate your inclusion of the pattern name if you know it. If you made the quilt yourself or in a group, we’d love to hear about the process and inspiration. Quilts all have stories! Happy quilting!

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