Hopefully you aren’t tired of seeing them, because I am not tired of making them.
It is so easy to take 2-1/2″ strip leftovers, or to cut some from scrap, and before you know it, TA-DAH, you have a quilt!
And, as was pointed out by a reader, no background fabric is needed. Just happy-scrappy beauty.
No one will be bored sleeping under or snuggling in this quilt.
ps–Here is the link to the block tutorial: TUTORIAL: Welcome Home Quilt Block – Wedding Dress Blue (wordpress.com)
Another tentative step forward on an alternate setting for the blocks I have finished for the Safe Haven quilt kit.
I decided to add 1-1/2″ strip around each block.
Each block gets a different color, one that is contained in the block but not dominate on the side.
All of them are finished and it is time to contemplate Step Three. I am going back and forth between 2-1/2″ sashing in the light tan color that serves as a background in several of the blocks, a 1-1/2″ sashing of the same, and just sewing them all together. Your thoughts?
Hand-me-down projects are so much fun to work with. I try to approach them with an attitude of curiosity: What can this be?
Still thinking on this, but in the meantime I can start ironing those half square triangles open and squaring them up.
It will be exciting to see what happens next.
The first step to help me along towards a finish of the Safe Haven quilt was to make all the blocks the same size. While 8 blocks in the original plan are 20″ x 20″, the other four are 18″ x 20″.
I added a 2-1/2″ strip of fabric that is in the block but not on the edge of the block to one side of each of those blocks. There is a lot of surplus fabric (Did the original owner get two sets of some blocks?) and that is really helping at this phase.
The next plan is to add a border to each block. I hope to have that Step Two update to share within a week.
The first quilt top created was the last one finished. That happens sometimes. But I am pleased with the outcome and look forward to sharing a round up of all of them (four sizes).
If you have a Star Kissed top/quilt you would like included, let me know. I would love to see how you finished yours.
The pieces in this one are SO TINY! It makes my heart happy.
For now it is staying here with the other three. I have some notion about doing a presentation of some kind on scale and setting options in quilts…I don’t know how that would work, really. But it might be fun.
In the meantime, I have a lovely throw to enjoy.
I saved the idea a long time ago. The movement of the floating blocks really caught my eye.
But I didn’t know how funky and cool it would look finished. Yes, it is different, but different is good.
The “cracked” quilting is just what I wanted and makes even the large background spaces interesting. I plan to gift the quilt to a teacher friend.
PS–For your information, I used 2-1/2″ half square triangle pieces. The individual blocks finish at 8″. The entire quilt is 56″ x 72″.
This is the third Welcome Home top finished for donation.
They are quick and each–all 2-1/2″ strips and only 48 blocks. You can get all the details HERE: TUTORIAL: Welcome Home Quilt Block – Wedding Dress Blue (wordpress.com)
I like the scrappy happy look, but it is easy to see a more controlled color scheme could be used for wedding quilts, quilts of valor or just about any occasion.
Pushing towards a finish soon.