Wednesday, October 03, 2012
WIP Wednesday 10/3/2012
Main part of quilt top
Cat-themed for someone who loves cats
Have had this fabric in my stash for many years.
The quilt is for a guy. The print is cartoony, but has colors that seem masculine enough for the recipient.
Electric Quilt sketch with Puss in the Corner blocks
Auditioning accent colors. Rust and yellow are from stash.
Yellow seemed rather ordinary so I went with the rust color.
One of the squares that will form the center of the blocks
Strips added to the sides
Blue strips added to every other square
Rust strips added
Looking good so far
I like to strip piece. This is about half of the actual unit. I can get 11 3.5" cuts from each strip set.
Above: strip sets added, ready to be sewn together
Above: two different blocks sewn together
The skinny strip on the right is all that is left of this particular blue fabric, which was from stash. I was hoping I could piece the main part of the top using only this fabric, because the new fabric I bought is close but perhaps not identical. I don't mind if the border is a slightly different blue. By the way, I washed the blue fabrics together, hoping that the dyes would cross each other to make the fabrics blend better.
Blocks laid out on the design wall
Quilt top sewn together in four horizontal rows
Once again, the quilt top - main part. Will add a wide border of dark blue to finish the top.