Aug 21, 2011

Shoo fly quilt

As per usual--I'm leaping ahead as it were--and although I haven't finished sewing the borders on the Hodge Podge Quilt in the previous post (can't decide what add on next,) I've sewn another quilt top. This one is also for a donation, because the string quilt that I sewed the other day for a donation already has a destination.
Well, thanks so much Gwen Marston for your great quilting books (I own several of them) I'm making a liberated quilt. Here I've used some of my collection of solid colors. I began collecting solid fabrics a couple of years ago, and I'm so glad that I did. I feel like an artist who has a big collection of paint tubes.
This quilt is made with 12 inch squares, and the sashes are cut 2 1/2 inches wide. I added a 3 1/2 inch mottled blue border. The border does not show up very well in the photo, but the mottled color really gives a finishing touch to the quilt. The result is a lap quilt approximately 36 by 50 inches. Now on to the pin basting!


Quilting Corner said...

I really like this quilt. It is so cheerful and fun with all the colors.

Lynne said...

What a fun quilt.

Angie said...

Adorable!! :)