This weekend, my Harry Potter obsession afforded me the time to put this quilt top together for my wild thing's teacher as an end of year gift. I make a quilt every year for his teacher, and give them the choice of color palette (or if they prefer, a Christmas quilt). The colors in this quilt will match her decor.
I think the blue/brown color combo is pretty traditional, but it leans toward a modern feel. It definitely doesn't feel rustic to me. As such, this quilt needed a simpler, more modern pattern. I decided to pair up the blues and browns and sew the blocks together with 2.5 inch strips running through them. Rather than center the strips, I decided to offset them to make it a little more interesting. The finished parts of the square are 4 inches and 6 inches on each side of the strip, hence the name- Two Four Six (the block finishes at 12 inches). It was quick and easy, and I like it's simplicity!