Do-Si-Do (sample)

Do-Si-Do (drawing)
Do-Si-Do (drawing)

This is a drawing of a quilt pattern I’m currently writing.

I call the pattern “Do-Si-Do” because the windmills seem to dance around squares (hence the square dancing reference). But do you think they’re dancing “against a backdrop of stars,” or “under the stars”?

If the design seems familiar, it’s because I’ve used it before. You can see the other versions in my Quilt Gallery, under “Windmill Quilts.”

It’s actually a very simple pattern: a single patch is colored two different ways.

Patches in two different colorways
Patches in two different colorways

Groups of four form 4-patch blocks.

4-Patch block, colorway one
4-Patch block, colorway one
4-Patch block, colorway two
4-Patch block, colorway two

Then, the blocks are alternated.

Do-Si-Do (sample)
Do-Si-Do (sample)

Do you like this design??  Please leave a comment (link at the top of this post).

6 thoughts on “Do-Si-Do (sample)

  1. I love the design! I hadn’t expected that such a complex pattern would break down into such a straightforward block. Writing patterns is so much LESS straightforward, at least it is for me. Looking forward to seeing your finished pattern.

    1. Cat, I’m taking notes as I go . . . I have several more samples to make: different sizes, different techniques.

      I’ll definitely keep you apprised of my progress.

  2. This is a wonderful pattern because of the 3 spinning star designs that appear. I love the movement and flow of the quilt and depending on what color choices one uses, such as black, white and red or a lime green, the look is almost a 3D effect. My thoughts, at least.

    1. Thank you, Rhonda . . .

      I have (at least) two more samples to make: one using a 9″ patch (this one used a 6″ patch); and one using pre-printed fabric foundations. Everything get poured right back into the written pattern. It’ll be a doozy!!

  3. Hi
    Just saw your do si do quilt pattern and I make quilts for veterans for Quilts of Honor. I would like to make one for a challenge we are having here in Milwaukee inJune of this year. Where is your pattern located? It will be displayed at the Franklin Library and presented in June on flag day to a vet.
    Thanks
    Lynn

    1. Hello, Lynn,
      This pattern became part of a book of designs that I took down from the site.
      I’m working on editing and revising the book to make it better.
      May I contact you when it’s ready??

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