It's a long drive from my sister's house in eastern Washington to my house in Portland, Oregon.
I am easily bored.
What to do, what to do.......
I decided to make a colored pencil quilt.
This cover of American Patchwork and Quilting was my inspiration. The quilt is by one of my favorite designers, Sandy Klop of American Jane fame.
I only had the on line picture of the cover, but I figured out the pattern, and came up with this drawing.
It's a beautiful, graphic yet charming quilt and could be made with cut up jelly roll strips. But after counting all those 2 1/2 inch rows and corresponding corner intersections that would need to be matched, I decided to try a different approach.
What to do, what to do......
Think of the quilt as a 2 block quilt composed of one 6 and 1/2 inch square sewn to a nine patch block that would also measure 6 and 1/2 inches. Here's the drawing for this new construction method.
Block one is simply a 6 1/2 inch square.
Block two is a nine patch made of 2 1/2 inch squares. Color placement is crucial here.
The overall effect will be the same, I think, as the marvelous cover on the Feb issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.
What to do, what to do.....
Guess I will clear off the table in my studio and try this out as soon as I get home.
Only 85 miles to go.