My “quilt habit” continues to grow. I have joined a Facebook group (quilts vintage and antique) and I have been enjoying the sharing of information. A few day ago Laura Fisher Quilts posted a picture of a beautiful Road to California quilt from the 30’s ( Please be sure to visit her website!.. and be prepared to spend some time enjoying all the beautiful quilts, they are truly inspirational)
Here is the quilt:
Once we all had fun looking at the quilt, we started talking about how one would construct it. If I were doing it I would break it down into 4 patch blocks like this
then after you have a bunch of these blocks they go together to form the pattern
After that we started to think that there could be many other ways to arrange the same simple block and get different looks
No change at all in the block, just turning it in different directions and the pattern is different.
Every block is the same and this is just a few of the different ways to arrange them, If you added different colors the possibilities are endless!
It was fun to play with the block and see what it could turn into. In the past women did this figuring on paper or in their head or laid out all the blocks once they were made and shuffled them around to find a layout they liked . Remember they didn’t have design walls and computer programs.
I am not sure when I will get around to making one of these but it is yet another thing to add to the someday list.