Happy Hump Day quilty friends! Boy time just flies by these days. I'm staying busy with a couple of projects. During the day while taking care of mamma I've a handwork project that you can see in my previous post here. In the evening it's UFO time. I've been tackling the one below in the last week.
It's a pattern of my own design with huge 22.5" blocks. This one was pushed aside when I realized I didn't have enough red fabric to make the borders. The borders were a bit tricky to make, it was a learning experience that went really well, YEAH! No miscuts, of course I bought extra fabric just in case. My first row went together last night without a hitch...WHOOHOO!
Since the quilt is scrappy I had to find away to pull it all together. The key to a successful scrappy quilts is to have at least one fabric that is repeated and consistent. My first plan was to make this quilt without the fancy borders and NOT set on point. But you gals no me by now, my plans always change. Anyway I had lots of red gingham scraps that I wanted to use up and they worked well for my repeat fabric. But then a brain storm hit and I decided to add a fancy border, which also has repeat fabric for consistency.
The gingham adds the sweetest little charm to this quilt. The applique block is my twist on two different blocks. The Rose of Sharon and The Pomegranate. All machine appliqued of course.
Want a closer look at that invisible machine applique? You can find a tutorial here on how I make it look like tuned edge handwork.
~ Lea Anne ~