Friday, August 23, 2013
I'll be heading for a 3 day quilt camp in a couple of weeks and we have been getting clues, 5 so far, to make a small wall quilt that will be finished up at camp. It's been quite fun to see the different ways the quilts are turning out. The first clue was the pinwheel in the middle with the triangle corners. Step 2 was making 16 hst's and 4 plain squares. There was no instruction on how to place them around the quilt. I've seen 3 other quilts and they are amazingly different. 3rd clue was to make a border, the total width is 1 1/2 inches finished. It could be as simple and just one piece of fabric, 3 skinny strips, 2 different sizes, etc. I made mine 1 and 1 1/2. 4th clue was to make 44 hst's or 44 squares or 44 quarter square triangles, etc. I made 40 of light and dark and then changed the corner hst colors so the points would stand out without using just a dark square. The last clue we received said to repeat step 3 so I made another set of 1 and 1 1/2 inch borders, only choosing different colors - adding in some more blue to balance things. I have seen a couple of other quilters' block and they are amazing, one done in beiges and one done in purples. Simple changing the rotation of the hst's makes a very different look. At camp we will receive 2 more clues. At that time I'll take pics of the variety of looks all from the same pattern.