Neutral quilt on webshots photo
We believe the person who originally designed the quilt is a Mabeth Oxenreider.
So, not to do any dis-service to her, she gets credit for this design.
Being the computer geek I am, and playing with my EQ7, I recreated it in the program using 5 simple blocks. These blocks are 6" square finished (6.5" unfinished).
Here is a copy of the EQ7 image, granted not done in neutrals, so you can see the blocks clearly.
At 14 blocks across by 18 blocks down, finished quilt measures 84" x 108".
Now, don't get confused, this is easier than it looks. It's 5 simple blocks.
From the inside to the outside:
- cutting - many methods to do this
- cut strips of 3 7/8" x whatever length you have
- subcut into 3 7/8 squares, cut on the diagonal
- make 60 blocks
Log cabin block
- cutting - use whatever method works for you
- the strips in this 6" block are 1 1/4" wide
- centre block is 2" x 2" (unfinished)
- make 36 blocks
Eight pointed star block
- center square is 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
- corner squares are 2" x 2"
- center edge (flying geese) are made with 4 3/16" x 4 3/16" square then cut diagonally both ways
- centre edge (flying geese) add 2 3/8" x 2 3/8" square cut diagonally once.
- or any method you're comfortable with
- make 44 blocks
- four half square triangles to measure 3 1/2" each before sewing together
- make 48 blocks
And lastly, a chain block. Don't worry, this is easier than you think. It's two 4 patches sewn with two half square triangles..
- cutting - 4 patches are 2" squares
- half square triangles are cut using 3 7/8" strips
- subcut into 3 7/8" squares
- cut once on diagonal
- or use the EZ angle ruler or any method you're comfortable with
- make 68 blocks
You just flip them around the border as in the quilt image and it makes a very unique border.
It's all pretty easy when you break it down into sections.
If anyone would like the EQ7 project file, I'm more than willing to send it. I have also created a pdf file for those who don't have EQ.