Fruit Salad

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A few weeks ago I made a quilt I called Easter Stripes

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I said I would make a quilt like it with some fruit fabric

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For this one I used the traditional Roman Stripe block.

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And played with the layout until I came up with this

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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

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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.

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The row comes out and goes to the machine for sewing

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Do all the rows, join them and add a border if you want and there you have it…a finished top

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A quilter friend called it fruit salad because the fabrics are all fruit so that is the title “fruit Salad”

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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

Happy Quilting

Tim

Happy Quilting

Tim

 

5 thoughts on “Fruit Salad

  1. Rosemary Ermis says:

    Tim, I love your work; I love your creativity; I love your quilting; I love your fruit salad. I hate the orange.

  2. Mimi says:

    You have talked about when basting a quilt that you pin the back to the rug. It is a concept that I can’t quite grasp. How to pin to a rug. Is the rug in question in these pictures?

    • timquilts says:

      ….stab a pin through the backing fabric into the rug to hold it in place….the rug is not as big as many of the quilts I do so I also pin directly to the wood floor, if you look at the picture with the diagonal row removed you can see the rug

  3. […] I finally finished hand quilting the “Fruit Salad” quilt.  I posted about it here http://timquilts.com/2014/04/12/fruit-salad/ […]

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