12 March, 2007

Fractions

This batik quilt (left) is "Fractions" by Mountainpeek Creations. A friend of mine bought the pattern and made the quilt (below) for her granddaughter. It looked nothing at all like the pattern; she intentionally obscured the lighter, sashing area and made hers a color-riot of pinks, reds, violets and yellows. I had to search hers to find and identify the block construction.Each "Fraction" block is comprised of four "bricks" and four "sticks", with a rotated setting. It's a great landing place for accumulated scraps and it sews up quickly and efficiently. I'm into stash reduction these days! I love the simplicity and versatility of this pattern and am considering using it in a variety of ways. These are sub-units pictured, each containing four blocks:
1. Colorful and scrappy, as an over-all stash-reducer...

2. Kid- friendly, with novelties...

3. "Scrappy/Charmer" ( a place to showcase and combine accumulated "Charms", with a more controlled palette; in a non-conventional, rule-bending, way)...

Take a look at your simplest patterns in a whole new light.
How many ways can you adapt them to work for you?

Life is Good!

12 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

I have a pile of oriental fabrics that this pattern would work well with. Thanks for the ideas!

Quilt Memories said...

Hi, Ms. G,
I just want you to know I look forward to reading your blog ever day or so, It so interesting. I do enjoy knowing what other people are doing. The quilt pics you publish are also quiet interesting to view.Hope you have a good day.

Conni Lu said...

Great quilt ideas. Definitely a scrap user and so many different looks. :D

Jim V said...

Perhaps an excellent format for one of your famous "learning quilts".....


We were looking at Rebecca's learning quilt one day last week, and she said, "Daddy! I already know all of those..."

So I think it's safe to say we've gotten lots of use out of it, but to keep warm, and to keep mentally sharp!

Thanks!

Jim V said...

UGH!

"but to keep warm"

should be

"both to keep warm"

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Wow the fabrics do change the pattern. I will add this pattern to my list. I too want easy patterns to reduce my stash.

meggie said...

This is a great post! Plenty of ways to use that block, & the pics showing variations are great.
Thanks for the tips!

Quilt Memories said...

Since I don't know enough to contact you any other way, I just want to tell you that disclipine isn't a word I would use to describe myself, haphazard maybe!!!

lappemor said...

Thank you for sharing, what a great way to use scraps and show off pretty fabric.

teodo said...

Thanks for all your explanations.
ciao ciao

Simonetta said...

I like a lot this model, I think that there is not a lot of difficulty in to do it!

Shelina said...

This is a great pattern, and you are right, it is so versatile. Thanks for showing us the different ways that it can be made.