Gables, but make it two-color

I knew when I was writing the classic pattern, Gables, that I had to make it fresh and new to make it fun for now, but I also knew it needed to have options to keep it classic. Since I had already written the pattern with two options, Scrappy or Classic, and in 6 sizes, I felt like adding in a lot more might be just too much. So I added what I like to call some "bonus variations"...a two color version or an option to add sashing and borders. 

The original two color design (shown above) and directions in the pattern don't include sashing and borders. I know plenty of people prefer to not have those in their patterns, and it's hard to take those measurements out of a pattern/the fabric requirements. So the basic two color bonus variation just includes the instructions for making the blocks.

Personally, on a pattern like Gables, I really like the added breathing room the sashing and borders give...not to mention how large your quilt can get with way less work! Just adding the border and sashings take the 57" square throw up to 69"! 

The sizes refer to the number of blocks to make throughout the pattern, but you will want to refer to the measurements rather than the labeled sizes as your quilt will really “grow” substantially with this option. Because of this, I have omitted the King size option as it would be too large.

For example, if you were wanting to make a Twin size quilt with sashing and border, I suggest using the Rect. Throw measurements/instructions throughout the pattern to create a quilt this size.

Because I can never leave well-enough alone, for my own two color quilt, I opted to get extra complicated and add some cornerstones. To do this, you'll need to use the actual pattern (found here) and the separate sashing/border measurements included in it. 

For this sweet quilt, I followed the two-color quilt directions and used the yellow apples as my background fabric and the white as my accent fabric. Then I added sashing and cornerstones using those added instructions at the end of the pattern, using all white and cutting the sashings to 3.5"x 19.25" and the yellow apples for the cornerstones and cutting them at 3.5"x 3.5". 

I'm really pleased with how it turned out, and I can't wait to see what two-color Gables quilts you make!