A Popular Block to ‘Pin’

I have a board on my Pinterest page with the unimaginative but hopefully helpful title ‘Patchwork Blocks‘. One block draws a lot of attention and re-pins.

Sew Colorful Nine Patches for the Center of this Easy Star Quilt Block: Make a Batch of Easy Quilt Blocks

According to the link on my Pin the block was in a post by Janet Wickell, dated 15 June 2007 and posted on http://www.quilting.about  When I tried the link to the original post via my Pinterest board I found myself on an interesting page: http://www.thespruce.com with a post titled ’25 Easy Quilt Patterns for Your Next Quick Quilt’. Weirdly the block was not among the 25 patterns! The page had been updated on 30 November 2016 so I guess the block was substituted by another. Funny/strange that thanks to Pinterest the block has a life of it’s own anyway, being passed around the internet from one quilting Pinterest browser to another.

Yesterday I received email notification that yet again ‘the block’ (I think from now on I shall name it ‘Wickell Mystery’) had been re-pinned. I took a look at Wickell Mystery and decided to recreate it in EQ7 and see what it would like as a quilt top.

Pinterest 'Wickell Mystery block

Pinterest Wickell Mystery quilt

My virtual blocks are 12″ finished and the virtual quilt with a 2″ border measures 52″ square. EQ7 calculates the following fabric requirements for creating the quilt (please note that I haven’t verified these amounts):

Dark blue 1 3/8 yards

Green 3/4 yard

Pink 3/4 yard

Yellow 7/8 yard.

I expect someone holds the key to the Wickell Mystery and may even have a more traditional name for the block in question. I do hope that at least one of the Pinterest browsers who has chosen to re-pin the block will have used it in a quilt design. I think I may have to have a go myself…



About allisonreidnem

New Every Morning – About Me Hi! I’m Allison, an obsessive patchwork-quilter who has no desire to be cured! I’ve been developing my skills and knowledge by paying attention at my local quilting group and by putting my questions into the computer search engine. I’m so grateful to the generous people who have taken the time to share their knowledge with me in person, via YouTube videos or their blogs. I’m intending my blog to be a link into the worldwide patchwork and quilting community and a means to contribute helpful hints and inspiration as I continue to discover more about this addictive craft. So, why ‘New Every Morning Patchwork and Quilting’? Well! I am a morning person! I often wake in the wee small hours and think through design and quilt construction issues. My woolly–headed evening brain finds such issues far too difficult to resolve! If I’m disciplined enough to be asleep by 10pm, I can be up cutting, piecing, pressing and quilting before sunrise! By the time daily family routine kicks-in I’ve had a satisfying, soul-feeding creative fix. (I should mention that ‘family at home’ is: my patient, faithful husband of 27years; and our equally patient 16 year old son, who acts as our in-house IT support complete with sighs and rolling eyes! Older daughter and son have both recently flown the nest). Not only do I find early mornings my creative time I also find it a time for receiving spiritual nourishment. I often find myself humming a gentle chorus and reflecting on God’s constancy as another new day dawns. ‘The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning; Great is thy faithfulness, O Lord, Great is thy faithfulness.’ Edith McNeil’s chorus is based on verses from the Bible – Lamentations 3: 21-23.
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2 Responses to A Popular Block to ‘Pin’

  1. Laura says:

    Your post prompted me to do a search in my EQ7 and BlockBase programs. I found very similar blocks, but not this exact one. Fun to play with!

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