Being sick this last week I was unable to do anything constructive (ie sewing … drippy noses, sick to my stomach did not allow sewing) I spent a lot of time surfing the internet and playing on EQ7. I found some really neat pictures of quilts and then played with drafting the blocks in EQ7. This was my favorite pastime between taking naps. I am posting one of the quilts I drafted with some basic instructions for making the quilt.
I am a novice at writing patterns so I do not recommend a new / novice quilter trying this pattern out. I think you need to have some understanding of cutting and quilting to make this pattern. I also think a DESIGN WALL is absolutely VITAL to assembling this quilt. It is a giant color puzzle. I am including different colorways for inspiration. And an illustration for block B. I hope this might inspire people to learn EQ7 and design some of their own quilt patterns. I enjoy buying quilt patterns but sometimes I can not find them on line or from their origins, so I have to design my own.
Fabric: 1/2 YARD for each large patch. You should cut other patches at the same time.
Patch A : CUT 16.5 inches
Matching strips to be used in PATCH B can be cut at this time:
8.5 inch x 2.5 x 4 patches for each block. I plan to cut a strip when I cut the larger 16. 5 patch. These strips match a neighboring 16.5 PATCH A.
Cut 8.5 in square for the center patch of any color you choose.
I will scatter these blocks to the opposite side of the quilt.
This is a mock up of BLOCK B. it is what is called AN UNEVEN NINE PATCH.
8.5 in Center patch of any color you choose. I plan to cut a patch when I cut the larger 16. 5 patch (THIS is a repeated step, you do not need to cut extra patches.)
You will also need also need the 8.5 x 2.5 inch strips to match the neighboring Block A to construct this patch.
BLACK CORNER SQUARES: 4.5 inch you need 4 for each block.
Black Strips: 8.5 inch x 2.5 inch .x 4 patches for each block. This patch is is next to the small 8.5 colored patches to frame that block.
I consider the outer blocks unfinished along the border and plan to design the border so that the large patches have their strips carried off into the border. Not sure if I will do anything with the BLOCK B patches in the border… I will probably keep it solid black.
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