Lansing Quilt Block

I was looking through some of my antique quilt blocks today because I am thinking about making a new quilt based on one of them.  Here are a few (click to enlarge) .

The one that strikes me today is this one

I Imagine that the dull tan fabric was once a different color before 100+ years of fading.

I looked up the block in Barbara Brackman”s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns and found that it is #1496b   Named Lansing….now I like it even better!

I couldn’t find a picture of a finished quilt so I made up a sample photo

I like the look of that!…and I have a good pile of reproduction double pinks and poison greens and cheddars …This might be the perfect place to use them

Happy Quilting


19 thoughts on “Lansing Quilt Block

  1. Catherine says:

    I like that one too Tim. It’s different. I’m curious as to where you find all these antique quilts?? They are all lovely.

  2. LoriD says:

    What a fun and quirky block!!

  3. Sara says:

    Nice block! It will make a wonderful quilt, better get busy! Put that tree down a bit and let it grow on it’s own.

  4. Kristen says:

    It was fated to be — the quilter and his town become one. Really, quite ironic. I love the look of it.

  5. Kathleen Campbell says:

    ‘RED DOT’ has my vote for everything. Maybe the tan fabric was tan to start?

  6. Siobhan says:

    I use my block “collection” for inspiration too…love the Lansing block and the fabrics you are thinking of working with!

  7. Sue says:

    Gosh, all of those blocks are great, but I think it way cool that you chose one called Lansing! It’s gonna be a great quilt, Tim 🙂

  8. Sue says:

    Yes, I really like the applique block myself too, but I do love to do appliqué. Do you not like the needle turn aspect of it? My favorite way of doing applique is with the starch method, though I am trying to hone my needle turn as it’s ‘old-school’ and I’m an old soul at heart 🙂

    • timquilts says:

      I am just not able to get applique done as fast as I would like….I imagine that is a matter of practice, but it just frustrates me and it should be fun…so I would rather do piecing

  9. Joan brink says:

    I like it too, especially as a fellow Michigander. Met you at a bed turning in Bellaire last spring, I think. I enjoyed you posting.

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