Sometimes the best way to learn a lesson isn’t just hearing the words, but putting it into practice by experimenting with it and finding its truth for yourself instead of taking someone else’s word for it.” 

― A.J. DarkholmeRise of the Morningstar

I’ve been away for awhile- – –   Life calling….

I found this wonderful square,  designed by Laura Wheeler and published in the ‘Cincinnati Enquirer’ in the 1930’s.  It’s called ‘Hidden Flower’.   I really wanted to see how it fit together and how it assembled.  So by digging in my stash,  I came up with some possibilities and put together a couple of Blocks. 


The quarter circles were large enough to add some machine and hand appliquéd highlights.  Now to translate this into materials for which I actually have enough yardage. . . . 

The piece is 26×52″.  It looks like the color is draining out of the bottom.  Haven’t decided on a name.  Any suggestions?

It is also hand quilted



Filed under applique, Experimentation, historical quilt block, quilting, quilts

9 responses to “experimentation

  1. That is so pretty!!! I’ve not seen a pattern like it! Will be anxious to see what you do with this!

  2. Those are beautiful blocks!

  3. I think it looks like a formal garden layout, with paths and curved beds, and blooms within them. How about ‘Parterre’ as a name?

  4. I love this! The quarter-circles really lend themselves to fussy cutting, too. I’d love to try it with a large scale print, fussy cut to circle round. Not sure about a name… water wheel? ‘Round the garden? I’m excited to see this as a pattern 🙂

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