Friday, July 16, 2010
Turquoise Strippie Quilt Finished
Turquoise Strippie Quilt
47" x 63"
Finished July 11, 2010
Pattern based on Quick Strippie at Maryquilts.com
Mostly from stash
Quilt focus fabric is leftover from this dress made for my granddaughter Reghan last year
For more details, please read on.
Original color scheme: turquoise, pink, white, deep teal
Not enough turquoise floral for wide stripes, so auditioning orange print to supplement
Removed the pinks
Trying butterfly print as possible medium width strips
Butterfly too busy, trying out another aqua print
Aqua doesn't seem to fit in. Kitchen sink audition.
Trying two turquoise solids--light and medium
Eliminated light. Final color scheme.
Wide and medium strips on design wall.
Not enough dark teal for narrow strips, trying some navy in center
Navy seemed to be drawing too much attention, moved them out toward the edges. Like that better.
Narrow strips attached to medium strips
Strips assembled in two large sections to make trimming easier.
Navy strips shortest of the strips. Marked edge with yellow flower pin (see far left just above the ruler).
Marking the other section
Laid one section over the other, ready to trim edges, then sew sections together.
Main quilt top
Top and bottom borders attached
After doing a pillowcase finish, used 1/4" masking tape to divide the quilt in four parts. Tied knots in each of the medium and wide strips, using the tape as a guide for spacing. The borders have knots as well.