Since becoming involved with the Modern Quilt Guild, I've been more open to exploring the use of new-to-me fabrics in quilts. My eyes have been opened, so to speak, to the use of more fresh-looking print, and solids... again, but different than when I pieced Amish-style quilts in the early 80's!
Wanting to use my recently-purchased DS Collection (Denyse Schmidt) of "Picnic" and "Fairgrounds" prints, I cut rectangles from the prints, and ovals (I have a set of acrylic templates) from solid pink.
Centering an oval, I machine appliqued each one to a rectangle. There's a piece of fusible interfacing behind the pink, so the print behind it wouldn't shadow through.
Then, I cut each rectangle shape into fourths, rearranging them to mix up the prints. I sewed them back together with white sashing. The one-inch pink square in the center is a set-in seam.
Funny how the formerly rectangle blocks became square! I put them all together with more solid white sashing and solid pink cornerstones.
Half the blocks have pink circles that tilt one way, and the other half of the blocks have circles that tilt the other way. I'm thinking to name this quilt "Wibble Wobble."
|60" X 72"|
How to make this quilt seems pretty straightforward, doesn't it? But honestly, I moved very thoughtfully from step to step, undecided about what to do next. It's a little more interesting to piece a quilt not knowing how it's going to turn out! I definitely enjoyed it and am pleased with the result. Linda