Making a checkerboard quilt is on every quilter’s to-do list. Not only is the classic pattern perfect for gifting to a ton of different types of people, but the pattern is easy, too!
Every once in a while, I don’t want to go entirely classic with the way I do things. Sometimes I want to break the mold and try something a little different, and this checkerboard variation does just that.
It’s by Rob Appell of YouTube channel Man Sewing, and it’s called an “Optical Illusion Checkerboard.” Using patterns and different color variations give this block a more wavy look, and its so fun to look at!
Sewing together this block couldn’t be any easier. You’re going to start by sewing together a strip set, but a little differently than you usually would: by ascending size.
Start with a 1″ strip, sew that to a 2″ strip, sew that to a 3″ strip, and sew that to a 4″ strip. From there, you can cut them into equal sized strips and sew them together. Cool, right?
Once you sew your strips into a block, Rob suggests you add a really cool border that he shows you how to make below. Once they’re made, it’s something you won’t be able to stop staring at.
How are you going to make yours?