Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Making waves

A few days ago I began working on a wavy Irish Chain, nine-patch blocks done with all curved lines. I’ve been wanting to do an Irish Chain wallhanging for a while, and I read about an Irish challenge at Fast Friday Fabric Challenge. Although I’m not part of the group, I thought I’d give it a shot. I reviewed Ricky Tims’ Caveman Quilting DVD, which helped me brush up on the freeform rotary cutting technique.

Trying out different background fabrics.  Like the center starfish fabric best.
Some pink and green scraps were calling me the other day so that became my color scheme. Sunday I created nine wavy nine-patches with pink background and green X’s. Monday I started working on nine more nine-patches; these are in the opposite coloring. I found a cute pink starfish print leftover from one of my granddaughter’s quilts. I’ll use that as the plain alternating squares – wavy, of course. Hopefully no one gets seasick looking at my quilt!

Design notes

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