I can't take credit for the clever name, my friend Thelma came up with it first. We are both working on this pattern called Metro Lattice, from Sew Kind of Wonderful, using the Quick Curve Ruler. Thelma made an executive decision to leave out the pieced lattice the pattern calls for and to set the blocks on the diagonal. I loved the changes she made and copied them.
I think leaving out the pieced lattice gives the quilt top a cleaner look, with kind of a Cathedral Window vibe. My fabrics are fatquarters of Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket for Moda. What the heck happened to them? Are they just designing paper now? I loved the collections they did for Moda when they were designing fabric.
My solid fabric is Moda Bella Butter, which of course I didn't have enough of. Thank goodness for speedy deliveries from Fat Quarter Shop. I should get what I need by Thursday, finish up the blocks and get the side triangles on.
The piecing for this pattern is super easy. No major square up issues at all. The blocks are made oversized and trimmed down, so there is plenty of wiggle room for blocks that seem wonky at first. No intersecting seams that have to line up exactly and make me crazy. I am relaxing and enjoying the process with this project!