If you've never though about secondary patterns...
they are usually a couple of simple blocks that combine to
make something that looks very difficult.
That's a quilters top secret weapon!
This month Island Batik challenged their ambassadors,
to show off that weapon with their batik fabrics.
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!
Earlier this year Carole,"From My Carolina Home" hosted a fun
"Square Dance" scrappy mystery quilt.
(It's linked for you)
UPDATE: Pattern will be available in her Craftsy shop soon.
It was a perfect example of secondary patterns!
I grabbed my
Two simple blocks...
combined to make a very cool pattern.
I added in an assortments of "Island Batik" fabrics, for the "rail" blocks.
Piecing would have been easy, with lots of chain piecing...
unless you've got extra help
These are my two new helpers, Kenai and Denali.
They are trying hard to convince me they help.
Someone got tangled in my cone thread as I was stitching...
so the jury is still out on their helpfulness!
Here's my "Island Batik" lap size version, of the "dance".
Don't you just love it?
A big thanks to Carole for another wonderful mystery project.
And to "Island Batik" for providing these gorgeous fabrics.
Now I challenge you to look for secondary designs.
So fast and so fun!
I might even throw in a couple of extra helpers to add to your challenge!
Not...I don't think we could part with them here!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'
Seriously...now your asleep?????