Some time ago these blocks showed up in a scrap bag. They were few in number–three large, three medium and a handful of smalls–but too cool to just throw away.
So they sat. Waiting for an idea. Patiently.
And the idea came, but it required a large number of appropriately colored solid fabrics. Alas, the budget did not accommodate such an item. But, the “non-quilting” fabric tub held (shhh!) some cotton-polyester blend scraps. Wonderful colors. Which is why I didn’t get rid of them in the first place.
Really, could YOU ignore such pretty colors? So, in the dark of the night on Thursday I furtively cut the scraps up…to make a quilt…ignoring rules, and laws and nervously expecting the quilt police to bust down the door and take away my rotary cutter forever.
Friday felt like a sewing day. Have you ever had a day that felt that way? I did other things, too, but every spare minute was spent at the machine putting together blocks.
And, ta-dah! A sherbet colored quilt. Ignoring rules paid off this time. Yes, it is bright, but I do love it!
It is just a throw, about 47″ x 57″. Now, I need to dig up a backing and binding. Happy quilt! Happy quilter! Happy times!
MINI TUTORIAL HERE: In case you find the idea interesting, the large blocks are 10″ and I used 10 of them, the medium blocks 6-3/4″, also 10 of them, and the small blocks 3-3/4″ and you need a surprising 140 of those. Randomized layout. Fun finish! If you want more information, let me know.
Just to show proper respect for the law: I will continue to use top quality quilt shop fabric in my quilts. I would never afflict another quilter with sub-standard fabric. This quilt is only intended as a celebration of creative happiness, not as an affront to tradition and quality that we all value.
UPDATE: There are several possibilities for ideas that would allow you to create the stripy blocks.
1. A mini tutorial: http://creativelittledaisy.typepad.com/creative_little_daisy/2006/06/two_little_tuts.html
2. Anita Grossman Soloman’s concentric blocks: http://www.makeitsimpler.blogspot.com/search/label/Quilt%20block%3A%20Xcentric%20Concentric
3. Mary Mashuta’s Stripes in Quilts: http://www.marymashuta.com/Pages/Books-Quilts.html