Having the internet out for several days caused problems with my blog, but I got a lot of quilting done. I finally finished (got the binding on) my bed-size One Block Wonder (OBW) quilt!
I found this Jane Sassaman fabric many years ago and just had to make something from it.
Garden Divas fabric by Jane Sassaman
After many design experiments (using photocopies of the fabric so as not to waste), I decided on OBW. Not sure I’d do that again. Anyway, here’s the finished quilt, as well as some detail shots.:
Name: Wondering in the Garden
Size: 69″ x 85″
Pattern: One Block Wonder
Quilted by: Julia Madison
So, while I was on a Jane-Sassaman-fabric kick, I got this piece to use for practice.
Flower Fiesta by Jane Sassaman
And I cut it up into triangles and made this top. This was just for practice, so I sewed it together all the way and added borders of another Sassaman fabric.
This practice quilt is 54″ square
I think I like the print borders better than the solid black I was trying out on the “real” Sassaman quilt I blogged about last week. This practice one is about 54″ square.
Meanwhile, my friend Jean suggested I look at quilts by Bruce Seeds. He doesn’t distribute the blocks randomly as suggested in the One Block Wonder books, he uses them to make a big design (from all the blocks with fancy little designs). Check out his quilts here: BruceSeeds.com. They are terrific! He has used little strips of fabric to outline parts of quilts, as I was thinking about doing. And he’s obviously used more than one fabric in some quilts. I’m definitely going to study his quilts more before I decide on a final design for mine.
Thanks to Jean for the great suggestion!