Tuesday, 12 June 2012

ET Phone Home

May I introduce to you the "ET Phone Home" block, so called because it's made up of equilateral triangles making three stars, so ET and stars so ET Phone Home.  Those of you who know quilt blocks will probably rush to tell me that this is in fact some other block designed many moons ago but, until then, it's ET Phone Home.

ET phone home

I designed and made it for Kati from the Blue Chair for this month in Stash Trad Bee, a bee where we make traditional blocks from stash.  Kati asked for 12" paper pieced star blocks.  Well I like nothing more than drawing up a paper piecing block and this was quick and easy to do using Touchdraw for iPad - I drew up the block and broke it into templates which I printed and pieced.

71 comments:

  1. Oh cool - an alternative colour scheme to your Free Bee block here

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  2. You are insane. This is insane. I love it.

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  3. BEAUTIFUL block! I've never seen anything like it, and ET Phone Home makes perfect sense.

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  4. Wow! I've been hearing about this Touchdraw app lately on quilting blogs. I might have to look into it! Love the block! Will you do a template or tutorial?

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  5. Fab! I'd love to know how to draw my own paper pieced blocks. They never work or are stupidly complicated when I try things- especially those that are symmetrical like this!

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  6. Oh Lynne...it's fabulous! You are so brilliant at designing these blocks, I don't even know how to begin making my own design. I think I scare myself off. I'd love templates if you want to share =)

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  7. I do love it. Would you consider sharing the templates?

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  8. Lovely block Lynne :-) I love the names you come up with for your blocks/quilts, always make me smile!

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  9. Oh I absolutely love that block!! Gorgeous!

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  10. I love it and I second those questioning whether you'd like to share templates. :)

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  11. What a beauty! Love it!I would love to make one too!

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  12. Lindo e sofisticada,libera o assunto.

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  13. Oh this is very beautiful. A whole quilt of those blocks would look fab.

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  14. It's beautiful! Great you are so clever at Touchdraw!

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  15. It is lovely Lynn!! That Stash Trad bee is sure an awesome one!!!

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  16. It is beautiful Lynne! Will you make me a whole quilt of these please :D

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  17. Lovely.

    And I am finally getting the hang of that program...sort of. Helped me draw a diagram for a pattern I have been working on. Thanks for the help.

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  18. Awesome.Love your design!

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  19. Very cool looking block! I don't touch draw, but I can see it's an easy enough design to draw with pencil and ruler. It looks like it would be a really versatile block depending on how you play fabrics and colors with it.

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  20. What a great block! LOVE the colors!

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  21. This is so gorgeous! Brilliant.

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  22. Love your block do you have a pdf file for this block.

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  23. That's a fabulous block Lynne. I LOVE it!!!

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  24. wow this is a really cool block. I especially like the colors you used.
    Is there a tutorial or template available?
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  25. Ooooh... I love it.. and now you made me want an Ipad too :-)

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  26. holy cow!! gotta get an iPad :) hehe!! But then I am not just incredible like you at coming up with the most amazing patterns :) just gorgeous :)

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  27. Like I need another project like a whole in the head, but this, THIS, could be just what I need for something very special! 12" finished or bigger?

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  28. Beautiful block and the name is perfect!
    Are you going to share how you made it? I'd love to make it too!

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  29. Beaut block. Loving the greys. Di x

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  30. Ooh, lovely! I would like to make a whole quilt of the triangles getting bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger.

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  31. Great block! I love the colors and the fabrics. I haven't seen this design before.

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  32. Fabulous block! And I don't usually like paper pieced. Great job, she will love it!
    Sandi

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  33. incredible block! I think I may just have to reverse engineer myself one!

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  34. Oh Lynne this is spectacular ... I think this could translate brilliantly to epp using diamonds and triangles eh? (for my hanging about hospitals project!)

    You are a-ma-zing!

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  35. I love this block, fabulous. I could see myself making a whole quilt in EPP.
    You did a great job, I bet she loves it .

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  36. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. I'm so excited!!

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  37. Absolutely brilliant - this might be what I make my Terrain et al stash into!! You're a marvel!

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  38. That looks so awesome! Love the fabric colours and prints =D

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  39. It is gorgeous - please please please share! I love it!

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  40. Such a cool block! You go girl! Oh and I love the colors too.

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  41. Really a stunning block. And yellow always looks so pretty with black and white. Love it.

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  42. Wow what a block!
    Gorgeous, different and absolutely cool - as always from you!
    xxxx

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  43. Love a good star block! And your fabrics are stunning, as always. Jxo

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  44. What a great block! Love the colors too :)

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  45. Fabulous block that I'd love to try Lynne!

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  46. Beautiful block! I really need to get playing with TouchDraw! Someday I will go back though your tutorials... When I have some free time! Ha!

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  47. That is absolutely gorgeous, Lynne! So beautiful. I have to get using TouchDraw more. I've been so busy with other projects but you keep tempting me to abandon all of them.... :-)

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  48. It is beautiful. I can see it going bigger.

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  49. Oh to get the hang of touch draw.......remind myself ..must try harder. Great block Lynn

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  50. Beautiful block! Just recently I thought that I wanna watch ET again ;-)

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  51. It's inspired Lynne! And it really could be a whole quilt too. :)

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  52. i love it so much! i need touch draw! but first i need an ipad!

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  53. Hi Lily, just looked at your blog and love it!! I was at a local (to me) quilt fabric warehouse/shop on Monday and they gave us a nifty postcard (which I will be using as a book mark) with your details on so thought I would take a look, I discovered that I have actually used one of your tutorials and followed a 'Hexalong' in the past, but today I took a 'proper' look and will be visiting regularly from now on. I'm hoping to grow my teeny little blog and some of the advice you have given today really helps so Thanks for that.
    See you soon
    Lorraine.

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  54. That is absolutely divine! Fabulous designing and great colours. xo

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  55. This is fantastic!! Your sooo talented!

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  56. I am plagarizing Laura T's comment, "You are insane. This is insane. I love it."

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  57. Wow! What a fabulous block. Amazing!

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  58. Popping over from Archie the Wonder Dog ... love your block ... it is amazing ...

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  59. This is so amazing. SO amazing.

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