This is a tutorial for the block I used to make this Halloween mini quilt. For that quilt, I was definitely trying to make the piecing look like bats, but I think that absent the orange and black color scheme (and vampire teeth embroidery) it can read more like a graphic zigzag/herringbone variation.
Thank you all for the wonderful comments you've been leaving about my Periodic Table quilt!
While working on the many (many, many) blocks for that quilt, I read your questions about whether there would be a pattern and I thought a lot about my process for making the blocks, how it could be improved upon, and how it could be communicated in a pattern.
It's hard to pick a favorite, but Escape Artist may be my favorite quilt from Modern Patchwork. I had been playing with the design idea for a while, thinking about things like screens, fences, and woven construction paper placemats.
Remember when I posted this? At the time, the rules for this bee/round-robin were that we couldn't share photos of what we were working on. Since then, curiosity has proven to be too much for us all and the rules have been relaxed, which means that I can share some photos. Yay!
This is Amber's quilt so far. Before I received it, here's what happened: Amber made the blocks on the top and bottom left. Then she sent them to Alissa, who made the block in the middle of the left and sewed everything together with some Essex cotton/linen. What I received in the mail was basically the left half of what you see in the photo above.