Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Puddin' and Pie Quilts

Several years ago I exchanged these blocks with friends. Basically it's a modified Rail Fence with most strips cut 2.5 by 6.5 inches. They are so simple to make; the two points are in the middle of the block making it easily trimmable. Four together make a traditional Puddin' and Pie block. Over the years I've made several quilts with them.

This is one of my favorite borders. The notched ends give it a ribbon effect.
The Puddin' and Pie blocks are alternately set with Boot blocks to create this nine-block baby quilt.
Alternate set with boot fabric
The outer border was made with original blocks and some mirrored blocks to look like "T"s.
Western-themed fabric is used to create a baby quilt in red, black, brown, blue, tan and white.
Straight set Puddin' and Pie
These two were given to brothers. I waited years for their cousins to appear but finally gave up and made a quilt for the local hospice.
Western fabrics in red, black, brown and blue alternating with white and tan fabrics create the windmill shape of the block.
Puddin' and Pie straight set 
Never give up. A cousin arrives this year. There were only sixteen blocks and their mirrors left. I don't want another alternate set so I'll play around for a while.

Fret not; enjoy the day.

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