Well, one of the ladies made up her quilt and it was so beautiful,
that I decided I had to start working on my fabrics.
We were to all bring 6 different fabrics, cut into 6 inch squares
and enough for all the participants.
We had some that were not able to participate, so we each ended up
with about 70 squares.
I took mine and tried to sort them according to color.
I also had to chose a background color and had the choices of
black, tan, or cream. I went with the cream.
I cut them into 5 1/2" squares (to make them all the same size)
And then I sewed them into half-square triangles.
I thought of a zig-zag pattern,
but, it was way too crazy, then I paired them to look like chevrons
It still wasn't right
then I thought, maybe just squares
I took several pictures and emailed them all to my design team
aka: my daughters.
After hearing their suggestions on color placement,
I came up with this
I also decided to add a border and them more smaller half chevrons.
This is how it turned out with the borders and binding.
A smaller chevron strip on the back with the label.
Then on to the quilting. I echoed the chevron pattern in the print areas and
did a vine in the cream areas.
It was my first time using a method that a friend told me about. (Thanks Nancy)
You can read about it here.
It is a way that you don't drop the feed dogs... but read up on it.
I need to practice like crazy to be able to do it really good. But I couldn't resist trying it out.
I hope my friend likes it as much as I do.
Happy Birthday (late as usual) G.
Now I need to finish a rug for another friend's Jan birthday.
Nothing like being late to the party, huh?