Today’s pattern I called “Ziglog”. It works up to 48″ x 60″ if made as shown, so a nice toddler size.
I just picked some random colors this time again from my Kona palette.
This pattern is very easy–In the picture above there are two different “quarter log cabin” blocks, but you could do your own thing as scrappy as you like with random strip widths (use up strips from your scrap bins!). You assemble the blocks just like you would a regular log cabin, just adding strips to two sides instead of all four.
The trick to getting the zigzag effect is to have the “center” of the quarter log cabin be one color set (in this case mostly warm colors), and the “outside” be a different color set (in this case mostly blues). The blocks are 12.5″ unfinished, so have the warm section be very approximately 6″ to 8″ square. Most of the strips pictured range from 1.5″ to 2.5″ unfinished, although there are a couple that are larger: 3″ and 3.5″ unfinished. The centers of both blocks are 2.5″ cut.
If you want to make the blocks exactly as shown, I created a PDF of the rotary cutting instructions from EQ.
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!