Thursday, February 9, 2012
Quilt Inspiration - part two
I am not a fan of batik fabric or of the color orange, but I loved the design of this quilt. The block construction and the tiny squares in the blue border appealed to me.
Here's a close-up of the block. As Sheri and I were examining the quilt, a woman stopped to explain the construction of this block.
The block is started with the small square in the lower left - it can be any size you wish. This one was about 2 inches finished. That square is framed on two sides (the blue on the top and right side of the square. In this case, the strip is about 1 inch wide finished. The large orange square to the right is then added. It is the same size as the smaller square with the two-sided border. The top rectangle is then added. It is cut the same width as the two bottom pieces and is the same height. All of the blocks are then sashed with the same fabric that frames the smallest square. This block is based on some mathematical theory, but I didn't catch the name.
I plan to make some of these blocks this year.