Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Welcome again to all who are coming from the Park City Girl blog the host of the second Virtual Quilt Festival! Amy came up with the idea to host the first event back in the Spring (and the links are still there so check them out here if you haven’t before) . I am glad to have an opportunity to participate again.
My entry this time is another of the quilts I completed in 2008. My quilting projects are usually driven by the chance to try out a new (or new for me) technique and that was the case with this quilt. I came across the book "Wonderful One Fabric Quilts" by Kay Nickols in a Hancock’s of Paducah catalogue. I thought that it was a novel idea and I loved the idea of being able to take one striped fabric and make a quilt from it that looked like it was made from multiple blocks (no shopping for coordinates!).
This is the finished quilt (front and back) that was made from only two fabrics:
The stripe that was used to make the front, center back and binding was Moda’s Red Harvest Bouquet Stripe designed by Deb Strain and the back border fabric was Marcus Bros. American Plains Large Floral both purchased on the internet from Allentown Sewing Center. Ms. Nickols’ technique calls for cutting into quarter triangles a square of your fabric that is sized to yield the motifs from your fabric that you would like to showcase in your blocks. The square size will vary depending on the fabric you use. In my case a 10-1/2” square was quartered to yield the design you see. The sunflower strip from the fabric was fussy cut to make the binding.
This was a fun project to do and was one of those rare projects that made up quickly (in one month).
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the festival entries – I know I have!