Friday, May 14, 2010
A couple of you asked about this quilt...where I got it and if you could have the pattern. Here's the skinny. ..... I found a picture of a quilt among hundreds of pics taken at quilt shows over the years. The construction intriqued me so I decided to draft the pattern. I do have EQ6 but am not as proficient as I would like to be so I dug out the old 1/4 inch graph paper and started using those skills we were absolutely certain we would never use in high school and drew up my templates. The angle is 60 degrees...after all it is a hexagon, and the triangles are equilateral. You will notice that the triangles are added at the half way point (same colour) and continued on the other half of the colour to the right of it. The "checker " star is pieced together with a background hexagon. I ended up by adding two strips on the sides to widen the quilt as I found it too narrow, I prefer queen sized quilts around 90" x 90". The finished border is more triangles and of course, all scrappy. I like to make quilts by hand now. There was a time when I was machine piecing 8 to 10 quilts a year(hand quilting them, though) and I had way too many. So I tried hand piecing and found I really like it, now I am down to 2 - 3 a year and that works out just great. If you want more information leave your e-mail address and I will try to answer any question you have.