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.


  1. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

  2. Neat! I too will be looking forward to what you create from said inspiration.

  3. This is beautiful! It would be such a quick and easy charity or kid's quilt. And it could really be used to showcase some novelty fabrics in the first square.

    Personally, I LOVE batiks and have quite a collection that is just sitting, waiting to be used. When they first came out I was like you, though. I thought, "Why would anyone use THAT?" Now beatiful batiks just call my name.

  4. So beautiful! It looks like it should be hanging on the wall of an art gallery.

  5. Very interesting quilt! Have fun with yours.

  6. I don't like orange either..however the design on this quilt is very interesting:)

  7. I love this one and am so glad you took time to explain the construction. You've made it easy for me to attempt to duplicate using some of my batik fabrics I have on hand.

  8. Very inspiring! The colors are wonderful :)

  9. You are right -- this is a great quilt. I copied photos and instructions to a word document. Maybe some day I can actually use this pattern.

    Wonderful and thanks for sharing... now to read Inspiration #1.


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