A T block quilt from about 1900
I showed some T quilts from the late-19th century last year.
Variations on BlockBase #1392
When I got ready to post my favorite I realized it wasn't the same pattern as the others.
It's my favorite because it tessellates so nicely.
In other words, a single motif covered the surface with no gaps.
It's all T's.
Here I've drawn it up in EQ7
in my Baltimore Blues fabrics.
It really isn't a conventional block pattern.
It is two rectangles alternating in strips.
It took me a while to figure out because it is a strange repeat. The block is a plain rectangle B set with a narrower rectangle A that is pieced (and flipped.)
First I drew it by hand. Then I drew it in Photoshop.
Then I figured out how to draw it in EQ---
as a rectangular block with a pieced sashing.
Then I had EQ7 draw the patterns.
I decided it would be best to use a proportion that made the most of precuts.
Layercakes for the plain rectangles B---cut rectangles 9-1/2" x 5".
For Piece A: Cut strips 3" wide and use the template to get the 40 degree angle.
Rotary Cutting for Piece A from EQ7
Template for Piece A from EQ7
- Create a word file or a new empty JPG file that is 8-1/2" x 11".
- Click on the image above.
- Right click on it and save it to your file.
- Print that file out 8-1/2" x 11". The cutting line at the top should measure 3".
- Adjust the printed page size if necessary.
However, with all my figuring I can't figure out how to get enough pieces for each T out of a single LayerCake (10" square). You need two sets of Layer Cakes.
And you'd have a lot of left overs.
Is that the worst thing that could happen?
UPDATE: GypsyQuilter who is a lot better at spatial relations than I am has this to say in the comments:
Make the pattern "on a smaller scale in order cut the pieces from a 10" square of fabric. Say 2-1/2" or even 2" wide pieces instead of 3"?"
Here's what I say
"DOH!" which is Simpsonese for "What a dunce I am."
I guess I won't submit this to the Moda Bake Shop Blog.