I started working on my Fashion and Food quilt for my niece, Mary Frances, on July 17th. I was going to track the hours I spent cutting and piecing, but I just couldn’t do it. I’m a little obsessive but not that obsessive! There’s enough math in quilting without me adding up minutes/hours working on a project but then subtracting when I make a cup of tea or run an errand.
First I cut the black and white strips to make the outer squares. Then I cut the fabric for the inner rectangles. As I was cutting, I started getting excited and couldn’t wait to piece together my first square. I decided these cute dresses would be a great start.
This quilt is a adaptation of Bella’s Bird Schooner Blue Free Downloadable Quilt Pattern. I really like how each block has one slightly wider side and how the pattern features the inner rectangles being placed in both portrait and landscape orientation. My quilt will be comprised of 24 blocks that measure 10 1/2 inches unfinished (four columns and six rows). In 12 of the blocks (two each of six different fabrics), the outer square is made from Cotton and Steel Squared in Black and White.
The other 12 blocks (two each of six different fabrics) are bordered in Grunge Basics Grey.
All the blocks are now pieced. Here’s a pic of what a black/white-bordered block looks like next to a grey grunge-bordered block:
I plan to have the quilt top pieced by this weekend along with a simple back because I have a rendezvous scheduled with my longarm quilter on July 26th. Wish me luck!!!
Linking up with WIP Wednesday.
Those look like they were probably a lot of fun to put together. I hope you have fun piecing the top and get it done with lots of time to spare. 🙂
great idea for your niece, she’ll love this
This is going to be sooo cute!!
I love your picks for the block borders! It’s going to be a lovely quilt. Looking forward to seeing what you and your longarmer choose for the quilting