This week I thought I’d show a page of my book, showing the design of a new quilt top.
I have some large prints in the Ticklish Collection from Moda,
which I wanted to try to keep as whole as I could without going down the route of just framing them with other fabrics a la the Kaffe Fassett workshop quilt I made last year. I have this print in four colourways, this will yield me eight blocks – 4 positive and 4 negative. I have applied fuseable web to the backs of all 4 fabrics, cut 9 10″ blocks from a tone on tone black print (my little son bought for me at Christmas). The 8 print blocks will be applied to the black fabric squares, blanket stitch will be done around each print before adding sashing, from the black fabric and corner stones, from a colour or colours from the prints; then laid out in a 3 by 3 block arrangement with a blank black square in the middle to make up the quilt top. The quilting on the centre block will be done with a varigated thread in a pattern to mimic the cut prints, with straight lines stitched through each block, along the diagonals, top to bottom and left to right, I will also stitch in the ditch along all the seams.
Here’s how I made the blocks-:
This, as I am sure you have guessed, is still a work in progress!
Quilt Show reminder
21st – 23rd
National Quilt Championships
Thank you fro dropping by, until next week. x