Thursday, September 01, 2016
basket medallion sew-a-long third border, stars
This is part four of the Gwen Marston Style sew-a-long.
started the medallion sew-a-long with the theme basket for the center.
chose the first border theme--childhood.
chose log cabins for this next round.
chose stars for a theme.
For next month, Wendy at:
Her chosen theme is something fishy. I am not sure where this will lead me!
I have loved the Missouri Star Quilts Falling Triangles design and thought it might look like twinkling stars if made smaller.
I scaled it down and used different piecing methods (I don't like the bias edges in Missouri Star's method) to come up with a 3 inch finished block (3 1/2 inches unfinished).
The pink is cut from 2 1/2 inch strips with an EZ angle ruler, as is the grey triangle. The rectangles are cut from 1 1/2 inch strips to 2 1/2 inches and 3 1/2 inches.
My first set of blocks were made from a slate grey that turned out to be too dark for this top. They are set aside for another project.
These I made with a steel grey and about 20 different pinks.
At this point it measures 51 inches square plus seam allowances.
I have discovered that when I want to make a rectangle quilt, and the quilt wants to be a square, I will be making a square quilt.
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