Trickster

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About this Quilt

quilt-trickster-flatReminiscent of Kokopelli, river rocks and turquoise, this cream, brown and teal quilt would blend in with your Southwestern décor or in your log cabin. But the rich colors and beautiful design calls out to those of us who call the cities and suburbs home. The two different blocks featured in this quilt are made up of easy to sew traditional quilt block units, making this quilt design accessible to an adventurous beginner up to the advanced quilter. Lerlene chose fabrics from the True Love Tonga Batik collection by Daniela Stout for Timeless Treasures, but this quilt would look striking as a two-color quilt or using delicate prints from a favorite fabric collection also. Make it in red, white and blue for a patriotic look or to donate to Quilts of Valor.

Designers Notes

Quilters are always looking for new blocks and quilt designs. Sometimes all that is necessary to find new blocks is to look inside the traditional blocks. Many of them contain hidden designs that are just begging to be used.

There are many ways to find hidden blocks. In blocks that have numerous divisions, the possibilities are almost endless. It becomes a question of what looks best or how much openness you want in the new block. New blocks are created by changing the color and/or position of some patches. These blocks work well as companions to the original blocks because they have line, color, and patches in common. When two or more of these blocks are combined, exciting new quilt designs emerge.

In this quilt the original block contained over 80 separate pieces of fabric, so I was defi¬nitely looking for a simpler hidden block. I kept the block center the same, but did some rearranging and deleting in the remainder of the block. By adding teal and/or white triangles to the corners of both blocks and the setting triangles a grid of 16 teal squares appears across the surface of the quilt. These squares help to disguise the outline of the blocks and add interest to the design. – Lerlene Nevaril


Pattern Details

Quilt Designed by: Lerlene Nevaril
Pieced and Quilted by: Pieced by Lerlene Nevaril, machine quilted by Cindy Thompson
Skill Level: Easy
Finished Size: 63″ x 63”
Finished Blocks: 12 (12”) Blocks on point
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the True Love Tonga Batik collection by Daniela Stout for Timeless Treasures.


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