Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The cutting left some remaining strips, so I added a pieced border to use these and add a little zip to the look of the quilt. With the additional 1 3/8 yd for borders, the quilt finishes 46"x 55".
The cover girl is an Anna Griffin Christmas group. I loved how the stripe cut up for the center of half of the blocks. I had people begging for the kits and fabric when they saw it made up.
Monday, November 14, 2011
SNOW RUBY, take 3. Yet another way to use the block/unit from this quilt. I wanted to use a little 6 Fat Quarter bundle and make it as scrappy random looking as possible.
As it turns out, with only 6 Fabrics, you can't get too, too random. But with a little layout plan, I was able to keep some of the same fabric pieces away from each other. Besides with a plan, I don't have to lay it out on the floor--just go and sew. With only 6 half-strip sets, this little one is a blast to make.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
The fabric requirements call for 36 2 1/2"Strips and 1 1/2 yd for the Background/Large Rail. Any Jelly Roll-Bali Pop-Tonga Strips, etc will work. It finishes 57"x 76".
Saturday, November 12, 2011
This is my personal favorite. Partly because I love Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms, and partly because I thought this was so clever. This pattern/block/unit is the same one as SNOW RUBY. I was looking at the red in it, and thought--what if this was background and the rest scrappy? Would the scrappy pieces kind of dance up and down? And they did!
It uses 12 Fat Quarters and a yard of Background to make a 54"x 70" throw. There are a few prints pieces left over, but it does use the fabric efficiently.
For our cover girl, I wanted the white to contrast strongly with the prints and have a fresh, modern look. I also made up this other model, with Soul Blossoms again, and a blendy apricot batik--it kind of melts in your mouth like sherbet.