Saturday, March 15, 2014

A teal crane flew into the sewing room today. Followed by five more. They must have come up from Florida for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
I have been making each crane one at a time and am surprised by how much I am enjoying that approach. And after seeing some demonstrations of the EZ ruler for half-square triangles on the superscrappy blog, I decided to give it a try. I am a convert.
And although I often make up my own blocks, the crane pattern comes from a quilt by Saeko Hasegawa showcased in Quilts Japan No. 4 (a small section is shown above). Her quilt is called The Swan. Through trial and error with an emphasis on error, my version of the bird developed a longer neck. The pattern also reminded me of origami cranes so that's why I call it a crane instead of a swan.

13 comments:

  1. Very interesting block! I really like them in the teal!

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  2. I love your crane blocks. This is so much fun to see all the different blocks everyone is making.

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  3. Love your cranes in teals! Angela must have sent them up to you for a blast of spring hope.

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  4. Neat block - thanks for sharing!

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  5. Nice cranes in an interesting arrangement.

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  6. What a wonderful, fun blocks pattern. I think they look like swans.

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  7. Beautiful cranes! They do look like origami.

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  8. I just learned how to use a EZ ruler for half-square triangles a couple months ago. It is such a time saver. Nice cranes.

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  9. Isn't it wonderful when we learn how to use a new ruler or tool that makes quilting so much more fun! I must admit when I first saw your cranes they did remind me of swans gliding in the water. Your post explains why. Love the Japanese quilt too.

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  10. Lovely fabrics in your teal cranes

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  11. love the idea of a teal crane! LeeAnna Paylor
    my blog is Not Afraid of Color! lapaylor.blogspot.com

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