Remember that really bright turquoise from Magpie? It turned out to be too in your face especially working with batiks. Fortunately I found a piece of brown and turquoise fabric and I fussy cut the brightest bit of 2X2 squares which were still very muted.
This was my inspiratinal photo
My pile of 2" wide strips and 16" squares of quilt batting
Here I am with two piles of fabric strips: one oranges and one browns on the bed behind my sewing machine. For complete step-by-step directions for making a QAYG quilt, see the tutorial at the top of this page.
The turquoise center
All the "left overs" are in a basket from my ironing table racks.
Here are the twelve 14.5" squares.
Here I have added the "join" strip with batting on the back.
I made a sandwich of the "top" which already had the batting attached with a 16" X 54" long piece of white fabric for backing.
Pinning the layers getting ready to quilt (below).
Quilting started. I used my favorite pattern of leaves and vines. They go well with both a "log cabin" as well as a "turquoise mine"
One strip quilted.
Front and back
Today I am working on joining the three strips and making a border. After that, all that is left is binding.
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Boy, do I love it!!!ReplyDelete
Wait until you see it finished. I LOVED this quilt and so did Puppy Love!!Delete