Monday, August 24, 2015
Sneak peek 2
Here's another sneak peek at my new book, "Pattern-Free Quilts: Riffs on the Rail Fence Block," just published earlier this month.
Traditionally, rail fence blocks, like those of most quilt patterns, are square. But they don't have to be...
You could use rectangles, triangles, trapezoids, rhombuses or hexagons instead of squares. Any of these shapes will fit together neatly, or "tessellate," to cover the entire surface of the quilt. Here are a few quick sketches of how you might divide these shapes with rails.
As you can see from the sketches, there are a myriad of possibilities for planning a quilt with block/shapes composed of several strips or rails. That's the point: lots of possibilities, so the quilt you design won't be like anybody else's.
To buy the book, click on the thumbnail picture in the sidebar at right, or HERE.