Today’s pattern I called “Squiggle”. It works up to 50″ x 58″ if made as shown, so a nice toddler size. I like how it looks like the whole quilt is leaning to the side!

I just picked some hot oranges and pinks and matched them with Kona Pepper.

This pattern is very easy–it just consists of two different 8″ (finished) blocks. One rail fence, and a “four-patch” snowball. It is called a four patch snowball because the triangles take up one quarter of the length of a side. Also common are nine patch snowballs, where the triangles take up one third of the side and work well with nine patch blocks.

For the snowball blocks, follow this tutorial, but use an 8.5″ large square and 2.5″ small 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!