Here's some photos of the pattern and my quilt under construction:
I love my fabric!
|After ripping our fabric to find true grain we looked for repeats and sliced strips!|
|Sub cut into 3.5" squares (strip set is 4 deep identical)|
|Stacks of four squares ready for twirling into kaleidoscopes|
|All 48 blocks done.|
What I noticed from the first block is that they remind me of Italian tiles. I love it!
I will likely set my blocks 6 rows and 8 rows. There is still the sashing to be added and the corner blocks. I've not yet decided on my sashing fabrics. The ones I initially chose may not do the quilt justice and I want it to really pop!
Not yet sure how I will finish this quilt. Stay tuned for future posts!
It is a quick and easy quilt. All the blocks were done in class between 10 am and 4 pm without breaking a sweat. And there was plenty of gab time with the girls, and lunchtime when we sat and enjoyed some of Bettye's life stories. If you ever get a chance to take one of Bettye's classes, do. She's a great teacher!!
Until next time,
FYI we were instructed NOT to iron these blocks until the quilt top was done. I didn't want you to think it was me being lazy. What we were told is that this makes the blocks stretch and the quilt won't hang straight. Because we joined 4 blocks together our blocks are square. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!ReplyDelete
The fabric you chose for this is lovely! What a nice assortment of motifs you are getting in your squares. :)ReplyDelete
I love that fabric too! I had JUST seen a tutorial for a four patch stack and whack at the Connecting Threads website last week. It made it seem simple enough that even I might be able to do it! Thanks for showing me another example of it.ReplyDelete