Basic Binary - Modified

Hi everyone! I have a great line up of people that will be showing you just how versatile the patterns in Quilt Lab are. And I'll be poping in to show you some of the quilts that didn't make the cut.

Basic Binary from Quilt Lab by Ali Winston

This week we're talking about Basic Binary. I didn't notice until the book had been printed that they left out the main table that goes with the pattern. Sigh. :( I'm sorry! It's bound to happen, so let's talk about where you can find these kinds of goodies (and errata).

Up at the top there is a tab at the end that says "My Book". Once you are there You'll see all 12 project pictures. Click on the picture for more details about each project.

Since we're talking about Basic Binary, here is the table. I used washi tape to tape it to the back inside cover.

The link above will take you to a much nicer PDF

I wanted you to see how you can take the ideas for each pattern and really change them. In the book I used rectangles in warm and cool tones to represent the 1s and 0s.

Basic Binary from Quilt Lab by Ali Winston

This pillow says "Winston". As you can see, this is nothing like the quilt in the book! I changed the block shape and color scheme. Here what distinguished the 1s from 0s are the direction of the HST.

Basic Binary from Quilt Lab by Ali Winston

My advice for this pattern is to check your chart as you go to make sure you picked up the correct piece. I noticed a mistake in my layout as I went to sew - close call!! 

Blog Hop 

March 4 - Here we are!!
March 11 - Head over to Andrea's blog (Knitty Bitties) for her take on Fractal
March 18 - Bonnie (Pink Stitches) is mixing up Scattered
March 24-31 - Link Party. I'm sure there will be some sort of prize too.. ;)

April - Angles
April 1 - I have a free bonus pattern for you!
April 8 - Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations will be modifying on States of Matter
April 15 - Amy Lou Who knows her Calculus (does anyone remember 2Gether?)
April 22 - Deborah from Whipstitch has an awesome new molecule to show you for Molecular
Link Party

May - Circle
May 6 - Katy from I'm a Ginger Monkey gives us some Culture(d)
May 13 - Lindsay (lindsay lindsay) from Lindsay Sews has an Echo
May 20 - Amanda from A Crafty Fox (and Westwood Acres) will make you shudder with a cool version of Aperture Science

May 27 - Angela Cut To Pieces and I teamed up for a joint free pattern!!\
Link Party


  1. Great idea - you can give everyone a hidden message as a gift. They'll never know what that cushion really means...bwahaha!

  2. so fun - I love the binary table!

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