Monday, February 22, 2010

Sample Size Blocks & Stripes

Last week I saw a great tutorial by Ashley at (If I were at all web savvy I would have just written Film in the Fridge in some magical way that would allow you to click on the link) for a quilt she calls Blocks & Stripes. At some point in the tutorial she laid out the fabric on white and I loved the way it looked. I want to make a quilt that way using some of my painfully and sometimes pointlessly acquired out of print Heather Ross/Munki prints. While waiting for more solid fabrics to arrive in my mail box, I made this little 20" x 30" quilt using some of my scraps. The proportions aren't exactly the same as they will be on the larger one, but it gives me some idea. My oldest daughter keeps calling the quilt hers, but I'm putting it on etsy instead. Those girls of mine would take everything I make if I let them. I would find it flattering if they didn't also hoard every little plastic crap toy they get in various "treasure boxes" and gumball machines.

1 comment:

  1. Ha. That last sentence made me laugh. I found your quilts on flicker, and really love them. I am working on one similar to the monkey one. It is encouraging to see how good it looks with the free motion quilting. And I just love that the backs of quilts can be a work of art, too. Cheers.