Today’s pattern I called “Pinwheel flower”. Yeah, I am not blessed with the gift of naming… It works up to 48 x 62″ if made as shown, so a nice toddler size.
I just picked some random colors this time again, although I did find a place to get all the Kona (and other) solids into EQ so I was using those. I used Indigo for the background, and Coral, Melon, Cerise, Dark Violet, and Deep Rose for the pinks/purples. All of these colors look a little different on my screen than in real life, so that is kind of annoying. It would be nice if the photos translated better.
This pattern is very easy–it just consists of two different blocks, one 10″ finished (the first block), and one 8″ finished block (the second block). The two columns of 8″ blocks each have a 2″ spacer at the top and bottom. The 8″ blocks are composed of 2″ finished half square triangles (HSTs). To make the HSTs, use this tutorial using method 2. To make 2″ HSTs, start from 3″ squares.
About Free Pattern Friday:
I am learning how to use EQ7 and trying to stretch my designing and coloring muscles. I wanted to be able to share what I came up with, hence this series. I will list cutting sizes, and anything else that would be critical to figuring it out, but to be able to make this free I am not going to post instructions—you will need to work out the details, like fabric requirements and piecing instructions, on your own.
You can use the free patterns in this series however you want except for to sell the pattern, copy the images, or mass-produce these quilts. All of the blocks I use are either included with EQ (which means they are in the public domain) or they are my own that I am giving permission to use. I would love to hear back if you make anything from these patterns!