A couple of days ago I showed you my Garden Maze experiment and a couple of EQ7 drawings for better-proportioned versions. I’ve thought about the layout some more since then. One thing I like about the pieced cornerstones is the ability to use two different colors for your lattice. This example by Jinny Beyer shows what I mean:
(She offers free downloads of this design in three different sizes.)
To get the same effect in a different way, you could use pieced cornerstones, with stitch-and-flip triangles across opposite corners. The cornerstones would look like this:
Here are the basics:
- stitch-and-flip corner stone
- sashing with star points on each end
- block with framing — the framing should be half the finished width of the sashing
Here are the new pictures I drew in EQ7:
And finally, a king-bed quilt with 12″ blocks. This also has 3″ sashing. To make it easier to see the lattice-work, I simplified the blocks, rather than leaving star centers.
In truth, I think this is more complicated than doing the cornerstones a la Jinny Beyer. Mary at Zippy Quilts suggested paper piecing them for accuracy. I haven’t used paper piecing but this is probably a good application. What do you think?