Here are some pictures of a little quilt I quilted for Victoria Findlay Wolfe back in 2015. I recently saw pictures of it hanging in a EZ Simplicity booth at QuiltCon which reminded me I have never shared the pictures.
“Friends find the common thread.
My friend Michele and I were talking one day about what might happen if
we challenged our friends, Lisa, Earamichia, Andrea, David, Andrea, Kim
and Karla to join us and each make a block that would be assembled into a
Without thinking much about rules, we
sent out fabric and a Simplicity mini template tool for each to design
their own block. We gave no restrictions to how they used it, but asked
for a 12.5″ block incorporating the tool. What came back to us was a
pleasant surprise! When we laid out all the blocks, we found that all of
the blocks where designed with a similar design element— all were built
in a line!
We wanted the quilt blocks to set in
a simple, modern layout that would enhance the movement of the blocks
and let the designs speak for themselves. They say that there is a
thread that can bind us all. In this case, we all literally made our
“thread” by the way we designed our blocks—evidence that our friendships
through quilting bind us together!”
You can get the free pattern here.
Victoria wanted a simple quilting pattern so she opted for straight lines. I added some fiddly detail to the block details.