Somebody recently asked me what my favorite pattern was. I was taken aback.
How can you pick just one?
But after I thought about it I realized the pattern I've made most often is the Housetop Log Cabin.
Color Box: Duet with Klimt
Blue Town in a Red State
Duet with Carmel---the Chintz Box
I've just been calling them Color Box.
Indigos and Yellow
Duet with Kandinsky
I used Kandinsky's colors. He was a genius.
Color Study by Wassily Kandinsky
The Print that Ate Chicago
I just sent this top off to the quilter. I made it several years ago at a retreat where we had a contest for the largest-scale print. The featured fabrics are some of the contenders.
So I do have a favorite pattern.
I'm inspired to make one out of my Morris Jewels Layer Cake packages. 9-1/2" finished squares for the centers. 2" finished strips for the frames from Jelly Rolls.
I drew it up in EQ7
16 blocks = 54" square
- Cut the center square 10" x 10"
- Top strips should be cut 14" x 2-12"
- Side strips cut 10" x 2-1/2"
Add a border cut 10" wide and the quilt will be 73" x 73".
This means you can cut strips 2-1/2" wide out of Layer Cake squares and Jelly Roll strips. Or any width would do.I didn't measure the strips on The Print that Ate Chicago.
- Piece the side strips here 54-1/2" long by 10."
- The top and bottom strips 73-1/2" x 10."