Twisted Tradition - Block 3

It's getting back to normal here in Rhode Island after Sandy, and we are still worried about all the people in NJ and NY who have been hit again by rain, snow, more flooding, and more power outages. It seems the electric companies will be working for a while to get everything straightened out.  In my town, people who want to help clean up near the beach are being turned away due to sewage leaks, gas lines leaks and other hazardous materials lurking beneath the sand and debris. Some homeowners are wearing respirators as they shovel the mess out of their homes.

I've been working here and there on a few things.
The first is the Queen of the May and Block 3 of my block-of-the-month from the quilt store Material Obsession in Australia. Here's a peek of the corner. Aren't these colors crazy! This is the reason why I'm making this quilt - to push myself in a color discomfort zone.
Half of the block

Almost all of the block
Ta da!

Block 2

Queen of the May was a lot easier to piece than the Carpenter's Square from last month because there are no inset seams and very little fussy cutting.

Block 3

I recommend checking out Material Obsession if you are intrigued by these blocks. The owner, Kathy Doughty, has written some amazing and inspiring books.

Saturday, some people in my guild are getting together to piece tops for Habitat for Humanity. We give quilts to every resident who moves into a  Habitat home. Perhaps some can go to hurricane victims.


  1. I'm terrified of big, bold, bright colours but I'm heading in the direction of modern quilting next so want to give it a go.

    I love block 2.

  2. Very cool blocks! As much as I love using all the modern prints, it's still hard for me to mix them like that.


Love to hear from YOU!