Jawhawks

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The Jawhawks quilt block (often mistakenly written as Jayhawks), was a new one to me. I had never even heard the word before. Apparently, jawhawk is American slang from ~ 1890 and means "to abuse, to vilify or to jaw". (Now what this word would have to do with quilting is beyond me. However, I don't make up the names for these quilt blocks -- well, rarely that is. I just make the patterns for you.) :-)

The quilt block is a simple nine patch with basic patches -- half square triangles and flying geese units for the most part. I chose to use a sort of monochrome look for the blocks and resultant quilts. However, as long as there is lots of contrast in the blocks, any colour combination you choose will look spectacular.

The side by side quilt layout shown on the left uses sashing strips to separate the blocks and add an additional design detail. The quilt layout on the right sets the blocks on point for a totally different look.

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  Jawhawks quilt block image © Wendy Russell  
     
     
Sample quilts designed with JAWHAWKS quilt block - images  Wendy Russell
     

 

 

Download JAWHAWKS Free Quilt Block Pattern