The first baby quilt I made when I decided to cut the heck out of my hand dyed fabrics, was this one:
|32" x 39"|
The blue border (1 3/4") is a good way to contain all the chaos...otherwise it might feel like there was a virus out break! I'm not complaining, really I'm not! The more color the better.
The quilting is a combination of 3/4" and 1/2" lines. Some going this way, some that way. I like the look of different widths, vertical and horizontal...total mix up! And is there anything better than 'a pile of quilt'?
As you have guessed by now, I had a lot of HST's to use! Quilt #2 feels very traditional to me. Traditional in the sense, that there are squares, sashing and setting squares.
Again, I was able to match up the centers with matching colors. After a few twist and turns, hemming and hawing, yes-ing and no-ing, I added 1" borders around each block in the same color, and finished with a 1 1/2" in light grey.
Medium grey was used for the final sashing and for the borders. It's amazing how far you can stretch a stack of blocks just by adding borders and sashing.
|31" x 45"|
It was also destined to be that I used matching thread for each block color. My hera marker was put to the test as I marked each line from one corner and radiating to the edges.
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The back always tells the story!
Each of the three quilts has the same basic design. A four patch of half square triangles with the same color in the center.
This quilt shows that off the best I think. Probably because each block is self contained and your brain doesn't go cuckoo staring at it!
While taking pictures of these quilts, I set the camera down while I moved the quilt around. As I was getting up to grab the camera I looked at the display screen and saw the coolest shot! I don't think I could ever have set the stage for a photo like this. I like the close up of the rotary cutter and everything else out of focus. Good stuff!
Thank goodness for digital cameras! Can you imagine what it would be like if we didn't have them?