Monaco

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About this Quilt

quilt-monaco-flatA twist on the traditional Jacob’s Laddar block, this quilt shines like the city after which it was named. The color placement creates a maze like design in this twist on a traditional quilt block. Nancy Mahoney chose to create diagonal rectangles, but you are limited only by your imagination as you play with rotating this asymmetrical quilt block on your design wall. Nancy chose to use an assortment of batiks for her quilt, but you can choose your favorite collection of prints in this fat quarter friendly quilt or use this design as a stash buster and make a true scrap quilt.

Designers Notes

I enjoy playing with traditional blocks to create quilt designs. When asked to create a quilt design in which the blocks would be hidden, I knew I wanted to use an asym-metrical block. And, I wanted to manipulate the block to create a visual puzzle which would disguise the block lines. So I started with a Jacob’s Ladder block in the Electric Quilt (EQ8) computer program. Then I deleted and added lines until I was happy with the new block. I decided to set the blocks in six rows of five blocks each. I used the Symmetry tool in EQ8 to randomly rotate the blocks until a unique design emerged. The last decision was to use a variety of bright batiks to create a scrappy quilt. Using one light batik for the blocks and border unifies the design and gives your eye a place to rest. – Nancy Mahoney


Pattern Details

Quilt Designed by: Nancy Mahoney
Pieced and Quilted by: Nancy Mahoney
Skill Level: Easy
Finished Size: 65″ x 77”
Finished Blocks: 30 (12”) Blocks
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are assorted batiks


Get the Monaco pattern and More from Quiltmaker July/August 2018