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?????
Nice, I see split RectsReplyDelete
Wow... look how fast your furry helpers are growing! LOL Of course they are asleep now, the fun is over and there's nothing to stay awake for. Your quilt is a beautiful and marvellous example of a secondary pattern. So simple and so complicated all at once. :)ReplyDelete
I love it! It's so cheerful.ReplyDelete
The little angels need their rest. They know that tomorrow will bring new sewing challenges. love the quilt. Great example of secondary pattern.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the awesome tutorial! Lovely quilting!ReplyDelete
That's a pretty pattern, and it looks great in Island Batiks. Your little quilt inspectors - er, helpers are really cute.ReplyDelete
Great secondary pattern! I am loving what you can so with split rectangles!ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt. Adorable 'helpers'. Quilting is exhausting so, of course they are asleep now. :)ReplyDelete
Pretty quilt and cute helpers.ReplyDelete
Thank you for showing my pattern! Square Dance will be available in my Craftsy store soon!ReplyDelete
That is a great quilt, Joan. Love the colors and the pattern! You really shouldn't work your helpers so hard!! LOLReplyDelete
Your helpers are adorable! I was surprised to see the secondary design on your finished quilt. I wasn't expecting the stars. Wonderful!ReplyDelete
Well, I started off admiring the quilt and then you distracted me with the kittens!!!ReplyDelete
Wow, so these are your newest additions! They look like a lot of fun and mischief in equal share.
Have fun but watch out. How soon before they rule everything?