Over the last few weeks we've all been doing our best to social distance. Many quilter have taken this time to make masks or catch up on UFO's. I've watched the social media change in ways I never even imagined. Some changes have been good and others not so good. Of course the not so good is always opinion oriented. I tend to ignore and block those who cause too much fluff.
The post I like the best are of course pretty pictures of quilts. Second on the like list is quilters looking for patterns. For one I like the challenge of searching for the pattern on the internet. Every once in awhile the internet search disappoints. Such was the case this weekend. While scrolling through Facebook I saw this picture of a vintage quilt with a request for the block pattern.
After a hour of searching high and low I came to the conclusion that this block does not exist. So it was off to my encyclopedia's of quilt blocks. And again it was total failure. Well what's a quilt designer to do but draft the quilt block. It seemed like the right thing to do. I've been wanting a yellow and white quilt for my bedroom anyway. This block would be perfect. And since I couldn't find the name of the block I had to name it myself. Hunkering Down seemed perfect not only because we're all doing it but because the center block is called the Economy block. Our economy is taking a big hit right now. I also thought the center white square was a little trapped....quarantined. Now I want everyone to know I don't feel trapped. My life has changed very little other than wearing a mask when I do go to town. It's business as usual in Podunk, we hunker down all the time because it cost to much to drive to town everyday unless your going to work.
Okay back the quilt. It's classic and not too complicated so it will look great in just about any color or fabric as long as the print is not to big.
In no time at all I had whipped up the design in EQ8 and was stitching up the test block.
If you would like to make this block you can download the printable PDF here. This is basic instructions and you must have basic quilting knowledge. No pressing directions or yardage requirements are given. THIS PDF TUTORIAL IS FOR ONE BLOCK ONLY.
If your friends see your block and wants the pattern, please send them to my blog where they can download their own copy. DO NOT SHARE THE PDF. The internet is a world where popularity matters. Clicks, comments, Likes, and shares help me to work my way up the popularity list for my little business. Thank you for understanding.
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