"Mosaic Variation" top finished

Number 11 - Mosaic

Number 11 - Mosaic

Back to my series of 2" strips quilts.

Number 11 in this series is one I called Mosaic.  If you have made this or looked at the pattern, you know that it is made row by row--it is not made in block form. Because of the layout, it is bit tedious to make. However, it is pretty impressive.

Bricks, by definition in the quilt world at least, are rectangles are that are twice as long as they are wide minus .5". So, 2"x3.5", 2.5"x4.5", 3"x5.5", etc.

Number 58 Native Splendor

Number 58 Native Splendor

Forty eight 2" tops later, I decided to make another one from these bricks, but this time, was determined to use blocks. I came up with Native Splendor as a result of that - it just looks Native American to me- and even more so if you didn't use scraps. 

 

 

The block worked, but now I wanted to vary the colors some more and see what I could come up with. I had been working with so many dark colors, that I just wanted to work with some pastels and light colors again (plus - my bags are bursting with these colors - I needed to use up some - and believe me - this used up a lot of them!)

The program, Electric Quilt, really makes this easy.

 

Here's number 60 in my series - I'm calling it Mosaic Variation. The pattern is finished and uploaded to the files section.

Number 60 in my 2" series - Mosaic Variation.

Number 60 in my 2" series - Mosaic Variation.

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if you look closely at these two quilt tops, you will that there is quite a bit of difference in the layout. The initial look might look similar, but they aren't made the same way at all. This one only has 4 colorful bricks across at the longest points - the first one (pictured above - called Mosaic) has 5 bricks across.

This Mosaic Variation also has several square blocks used in the construction of the block that will result in more variety of colors. 

This is the block that you will make:

 
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But let me show you what happens when you change the colors:

 

 

This simple brick will make the quilt top below. How fun is this? There are no "on point setting triangles" or special things to cut. It's easy. Really. It almost feels like you are cheating somehow to make something so simple yet so impressive.

layout showing the blocks

layout showing the blocks

closer to what it would look like in real life

closer to what it would look like in real life

If you want to change the colors around, this is what would happen.  I've not written the pattern with this in mind, but I think this is really nice!

If you wanted to make this last variation, obviously you'd have to be careful about color placement. I did not include this variation in the pattern. 

If you wanted to make this last variation, obviously you'd have to be careful about color placement. I did not include this variation in the pattern. 

This is what it would look like in real life

This is what it would look like in real life

Ok, now that your creativity buds are working - go for it! Make something super from your scraps!

And if you need backing or something else for those projects - look around the store and see what my sis has for you!

 

 

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