Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Chinese Coins, process
78 by 90 inches.
3510 pieces--1755 prints/plaids, 1755 solid blue.
It was inspired by Lori's Juniper Flats quilt on her Humble Quilts blog.
My pieces are cut 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches, like hers. I decided to use a constant, Kona's Candy Blue between the coins.
The fabrics are from my bin of scraps cut this size, plus pieces I cut from my mother's scraps which include fabrics from both of my grandmothers. I also added some recent purchases and dug out favorites and cut pieces to add.
I decided not make it in rows of coins, thinking that making 9-patch units would help keep the piecing square. Also, because I get really, really irritable when I have long rows of many seam matches to make. Which is exactly what this quilt would be. Hundreds and hundreds of long seam matches...
(This way I also bypassed the other thing that makes me irritable, having to cut hundreds and hundreds of pieces all at once.)
Come to think of it, there is a lot about quilting that irritates me, but somehow I keep working around those things to keep it enjoyable!
The two types of 9 patches are joined, then another such block is added, making four 9-patches in a row. It is joined to another, making a larger block of four across by two down.
I love that Jane Austin print! Mom used it for a pillow case for us when we were little.
No borders. Will bind with the blue.
Now, off to the quilter!