Sunday, December 26, 2010
New Pattern: A Houndstooth Heritage!
As y'all may know, I'm an Alabama girl living in Texas. My family are all big fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide. As Alabama fans, we like to wear houndstooth in a nod to Bear Bryant...probably one of the greatest football coaches of all time. He used to wear a houndstooth hat and Alabama fans kind of adopted it for themselves. Last year during their National Championship run, my sister Shell sent me a houndstooth scarf to wear here in Texas after a Longhorns fan gave me some smack at a fabric counter upon learning I was purchasing houndstooth fabric to make an Alabama quilt. I saw that scarf and I knew I was gonna make a pattern out of this eventually.
Flash forward to October, I gave you guys a tutorial (see my sidebar under My Tutorials) of how to create a houndstooth quilt block using the strip method. I never felt right about selling that as a pattern b/c the bias edges were not as crisp as I'd like for such a graphic pattern AND b/c my wrists were very sore after cutting those triangles out in the tutorial and double hourglass quilt I had made. One day, I realized I could do the same pattern with NO BIAS EDGES. I got started and the rest is history. My sisters are so excited to get the Houndstooth quilt I have promising for so long! This quilt measures in at 56x64 and is available as a PDF only pattern in my etsy shop
Posted by Mary at 7:45 AM