Today's the big day under the Path of Totality.
We are miles southwest of the path
but looking forward to some strange eclipsean things around here about 1:00 today.
Inspired by this circa 1900 quilt from Julie Silber's inventory I thought about
doing a brickwork quilt to recall the event.
I love those diagonal brick strips.
There aren't very many quilts of brickwork aslant.
It's probably the general bias against diagonal grain.
Holmes County Amish
You don't need a pattern. Cut rectangles twice as long as they
are tall, say 3" x 6" (2-1/2" x 5" for precut strips)
Make strips; connect them in half drop repeat,
like laying bricks.
Set them on the diagonal and trim into a rectangle.
From about 1910.
Small quilt; From about 1945
Or just use shaded strips.
Digitally manipulated strip quilt.
You could have this top done by the
cocktail hour today.
It's sort of like a Jelly Roll Race quilt
Look at this tutorial for diagonal Jelly Roll strips from Becky Kercado :
Don't forget to include the date: