Sunday, May 6, 2012

Full of Flowers Scrap Quilt

Look, a mix of Sweet Grass triangles!  This quilt is made from 20 fat quarters purchased from Connecting Threads, Sweet Grass Prairie Collection.  (There are a lot of different flowers in these prints)

Again I used only two blocks, the Twelve Triangles block and a Variable Star block.  BUT this time I decided not ot have a boarder, instead make it look like I just cut the quilt and added binding.  In other words, I started with a row of half blocks, then each row after that I started with a half block.  The last row was another row of half blocks.  There is no boarder.

I drew my blocks and half blocks, then figured out my fabric, to make the quilt as large as I could with the 20 fat quarters.   Then I spent most all of a day just figuring and cutting all my pieces out.

Next was to start sewing my blocks together and trying not to have two of the same fabrics together.  (That sounds easier than it is)  I also figured in the light and dark prints using them strategically to set the triangles off.

When they were all made, I laid the blocks out mixing the prints up as much as I could.  Then sewed them al together, trying to keep them all in the order that I placed them.   When all the blocks were sewn together, I machine quilted an all over flowers and leaf design and sewed the binding on by hand using the blind hem stitch.

The total size of the quilt is:   6 ½” X 63 ½”      I thought this turned out pretty good.  Couldn't you find the perfect spot to show this quilt off??  (You can find it for sale on my site)

Enough of writing……I am heading back to my room to sew……


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