Learning and Quilt Squares: Part 1:
Reversible Color Changes in Upright Stitches
I really like the idea of learning a new technique in the form of a Sampler, each square building on the skills taught in the previous squares. I put the squares in each of the Square Chapters in order from easiest to most difficult, so you can get more comfortable with the technique as you progress through the squares.
|Square # 1: Four Square|
|Square # 2: Nine-Patch|
|Square # 3: Step Up|
|Square #4: Log Cabin|
I decided that as long as I was adding quilt squares to the mix, it made sense to end each section of "Learning Squares" with a Quilt Square that practices the skills you have learned in the previous squares of that section. The log cabin seemed like a must-have when it comes to traditional quilt squares. Although it is a fairly common quilt theme seen in crochet and knit patterns, it would typically be worked from the center out, with each section stitched out from the center square. With intarsia we are able to work it back and forth, creating smoother and sharper lines between the sections.
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