It's here! Today I am going to show you the tutorial on how to create the block from the Green Vintage quilt I showed here. And the best part - it's all continuous - not a bunch of starts and stops to complete this look.
the whole quilt to see how it creates a secondary pattern. I'm from the mindset of "work smarter not harder" and this block works perfectly in that plan. Let's get to it!
Quick Curve Rulers to create the outer curves. You can use whatever curved ruler you have, it just depends on the size of the block and the depth of the curve you'd like to create. I started by going all around the block with the curved line and then across from one corner to the opposing corner. (I guess I should note I started this in the bottom right corner because that's where I ended too and then I quilted the adjoining block too without another start and stop)
the finished quilt. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out and it's so much easier to complete than you'd think. Sometimes especially with a cross-hatch pattern, you have to rethink the attack on completing it. By breaking the design into smaller bits and working in sections it gets done faster, easier and more accurate. Sometimes I have to keep that tidbit in mind when I'm planning a quilting design because it can be so easy to overlook the simple and obvious answer.
I joke that sometimes I figure out the best way to do a quilt when I'm either half done or almost done. It's one of those things where you learn as you go and sometimes you just have to do it a bit before the better alternative jumps out at you. I can drawn and doodle and plan for weeks and sometimes I'm just hours into a quilt when a better plan emerges. It happens that way and it's okay. It's all about the learning and growing process and evolving creatively.