A few weeks ago I made a quilt I called Easter Stripes
I said I would make a quilt like it with some fruit fabric
For this one I used the traditional Roman Stripe block.
And played with the layout until I came up with this
I have the blocks all set on the floor…so I to get them to the sewing machine and not mess up the order….I use masking tape
The tape will hold them enough to get to the sewing area and not mess up the order. I do one row at a time. With this layout I do the rows diagonally.
The row comes out and goes to the machine for sewing
Do all the rows, join them and add a border if you want and there you have it…a finished top
A quilter friend called it fruit salad because the fabrics are all fruit so that is the title “fruit Salad”
This finished at 80″ square. I used one package of 2.5″ fabric strips. 28 strips in a package. The black strips are from my stash and the orange is new. I have enough leftovers to make another, I will try out a different color solid fabric…I love the orange, but I can’t make myself do the same quilt twice so maybe I will try a red, or purple, or green. with these fabrics I think a batik would be great
Now I need to do the hand quilting….as soon as I finish some that are still in progress