Friday, September 25, 2015

Daffodil Happy Garden Quilt

56 x 68

I saw a quilt on pinterest that I liked, but I didn't want to make a 82 x 98 inch quilt!  Lap quilt size was what I wanted.  So I started drawing on my graph paper to get the size down.  I ended up turning the pattern on its side and cutting it down to about half.  Here is a link to the original free pattern. You have to scroll down a ways to get to it.

Instead of following the pattern, I counted squares, cut them, and laid them out on my design wall.  I cut the white centers at 6.5 inches.  I sewed vertical strip sections, working around the white centers until I had sewn sets of columns.

I used the rest of the daffodil fabric on the back because it was one of those unwanted fabrics on my shelf.  I think this pattern turned that unwanted fabric into a wanted quilt!  Love it!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Jelly Squares

52 x 62

This is my version of this Jelly Square Quilt.  I added another row and column and took off the borders to fit the fabric I had on hand.  The border came off mainly because every fabric in this quilt looked terrible as a border and distracted from the soft look I was going for.

You can strip piece this quilt, but I didn't.  I wasn't sure of my color choices so I didn't want to commit myself by strip sewing them.  The orange squares were in my scrap bin already cut.  I had just enough for this quilt!  The colored squares are 2.5 and 1.5.  The sashing and border is 2.5. Easy quilt to put together.

Can you believe this is my first time binding with a stripe?  At least I think it is.  It matches nicely with the soft backing fabric and I just love it!  I used the backing fabric to pull colors for the front.  Easy quilt to change the size just by adding another row or two.  Changing the background color would also make a huge difference on the look of this quilt.  I might have to make one with a dark background!

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