I've been working on a new quilt design for a couple of weeks. There will be two alternating blocks set on point. And of course some applique!
The blocks are traditional with my own little twist. Traditionally the Rose of Sharon quilt block has rose buds in the corners. Mine will have the blue and red gingham Pomegranates instead. They are easier to make and just looked better to me.
Of course this quilt will be scrappy, keeping the color placement the same in each block with different fabrics. The only repeat will be the gingham. Its in the same place in each block.
The inspiration for this design was the gingham and nine patches. One day a couple of weeks ago when doing a little Studio organizing I ran across a baggy full of red gingham scraps and about 90 blue nine patches. The original idea for them was to make something quick and small. Well...it grew one afternoon as I sat drinking my much need coffee and flipping through an old book.
The blocks in the book finish at 15", my blocks are bit over sized finishing in the quilt at 22.5. The border in the book is nice but you know me, I gotta be different. I'm still working on the details of the pieced inset borders. Nothing set in stone just yet.
I started pulling fabrics, doing math, made a test block and realized that I'm going to need more fabric for this huge quilt(95 x 95).
No time for real shopping. So with a few clicks on the computer ....and my dotty fabric is here! Now I can finish the first applique block.
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~ Lea Anne ~