Ella's Gold Bars

Ella's Gold Bars
Ella Hinson from Tallahassee, FL and I played a bit during our workshop together and came up with two designs: Ella's Gold Bars and Ella's Window Panes.

Gold Bars, shown here, features a 1" (cut size) strip sewn to the top of the Background fabrics. (Press all seam allowances towards the wider/background strip.) The placement line on the rotary template is placed at the seam joining the inserted strip and the Twist fabric in Step #5.

Obviously, the Background strip doesn't need to be quite as wide as the pattern calls for, unless you care to make an extra cut. It only needs to be about 4" wide.

The inserted strips (gold in Ella's blocks) jog at the seams joining the blocks for short vertical and horizontal accent lines throughout the quilt giving it a kaleidoscopic quality.