Monday, February 16, 2015

2 patch + 4 patch


   I am not starting this project right away....but thought I would share my sleuthing on this.
  This pin is all over Pinterest....with no info or original source.  It is bright and colorful, yet the photo is sort of misleading.  It's a zig-zag pattern, but exactly what block was used?   I had to figure out the pattern.
  So the detective in me emerged and I  began to use my special  quilt block vision........
2+4=6.......that is what I needed!    A six patch unit to turn into a rail fence variation.






Rail Fence variation using EQ7

  Next I went to EQ and drew out the Rail Fence variation.  Then I set the blocks into a quilt.....yep, that was it. Instead of 3 strips to form the rails, 2 of those "rails" were composed of 6 squares.   It is very easy to put together 6 squares from 2 patches.

   By using 2 1/2" squares and  a plain strip the block will be 6 1/2" unfinished.    If you prefer 2" squares and a plain strip, the block will be  5" unfinished.

The overall setting is just like a traditional rail fence with easy block alternating---on its side and then straight, and repeat.


    I pulled out my box of 2 patch and 4 patch pieces to do a test.  I keep a stack of squares by my machine to use as leaders/enders, so I have a bit of inventory with which to work.   This will be a scrappy version.  I think it might be interesting done in color ways for the zig-zags....blue, green, red, purple.....maybe as a future project.  
   Anyway, mystery solved for the pattern.  The Quilting Queen did it in the studio with a rotary cutter!  I can put away my detective garb and get back to stitching.   I have a baby quilt to design and get busy on.....glad to have a project with the winter storm forecast of snow and ice.....yuck!  But wait till you see the blocks......butterfly and strings are in my forecast!
Happy stitching.  

21 comments:

  1. In your hands those humble squares always end up looking stunning!

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  2. It is so simple but so lovely. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  3. I hate when they don't give credit to the source on Pinterest. I have seen this before and think it may actually be one of Eleanor Burns 'Quilt in a Day' patterns from way back.

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  4. Well done for doing this - I loved it when I saw it but could not find a pattern - thanks

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  5. Oh, how sweet........ And thank you for doing the math for us..........

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  6. I love it! What fun to see a photo and figure it out.

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  7. How clever! This is indeed a cool scrappy design - have fun sewing through the storm.

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  8. Thanks for sharing the solution with us! This may have to be in my future, too--along with a zillion other quilts! *LOL*

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  9. It's a striking quilt. Why did you need EQ7?
    Hugs

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  10. You really are a super sleuth. Thanks for sharing your solution. It 's another great way to use the never vanishing pile of scrapes at my house.

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  11. Thanks for posting your thoughts, I too had seen it and loved it! It's on the someday list!

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  12. I love this quilt - thanks for figuring it out! Perfect scrap buster that looks complicated but really isn't - right up my alley.

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  13. If found in shades of 2 different colors. Would you know how many different ones I should use n how much fabric to buy for queen size?

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing. It's a beautiful quilt.

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  15. Thank you for your effort! I'm a new quilter and your kind sharing is appreciated.

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  16. Others have said it before but, thank-you so much for publishing this pattern. I saw it many times on pinterest and couldn't figure it out...It truly is easy and will make a super scrape quilt...a million thanks.

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  17. The pattern is called Dublin from Villa Rose Design. And I love it and made some with 2-1\2 inch strips.

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  18. The pattern is called Dublin from Villa Rose Design. And I love it and made some with 2-1\2 inch strips.

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  19. Muchas gracias por l publicacion de este patron

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