Squares Upon Squares Pattern

This pattern showcases six special blocks.  Whether made with Shiva Paintstiks and rubbing plates as shown here, or selected by fussycutting a special fabric or embroidering your own special designs, the design gives importance to these blocks by combining them with checkerboard blocks as shown in the photo.

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Squares Upon Squares 51 by 64 inches

Squares Upon Squares 51 by 64 inches

Detail photos show a couple of the Paintstik blocks.  The process for creating these blocks is detailed in my blog post “Squares Upon Squares – Playing with Paintstiks”  from April 12, 2014.

Squares Upon Squares Paintstik detail 2 Sep 29 2014

Paintstik block made with three colors of Paintstik and leaf rubbing plates

Paintstik block made with three colors of Paintstik and leaf rubbing plates

Fabric Requirements

  1. Large scale focus print or hand painted squares ½ yard
  2. Coordinating black or very dark fabric (solid or nearly solid)   3 ¼ yards
  3. Light coordinating solid or nearly solid  3 yards
  4. Medium value coordinating small scale print ¾ yard

Quick quilt version, using Fabric 4 for outer border instead of flying geese: Fabric 1 – ½ yard; Fabric 2 – 1 ½ yard; Fabric 3 – 1 ¼ yards; Fabric 4 – 1 ½ yard

 

 

 

 

 

 

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