I finished the new quilt top today. The fabrics remind me of spring and Easter and the pattern is based on the traditional Roman Strip block so I am calling this quilt Easter Stripes.
I bought the fabrics at the AQS quilt show in Des Moines last year. I am glad that I waited until now to start it…I needed to feel like spring! The Fabric is from
Joy’s Fabric and Quilts Hand Dyed Fabric http://www.joysfbrics.com
I used 20 fat quarters to make this. To see how I made the blocks see yesterdays post. after I finished making the 20 blocks I pieced them together.
Next I added a 2″ border…using purple fabric (not part of the 20 fat quarters) be careful here…all the edges are on the bias and it is very easy to get it all stretched out of shape.
then using the leftover strip sets I added a pieced border
then another wider purple border
I have enough of the strip sets left to use the pastel fabrics for the binding as well.
I really need to give it a good pressing but I will do that when I am ready to layer it and baste it…..I have a feeling it wont be very long!!
when I finish a top I spend a lot of time looking at it and finding faults….I’m not a perfect machine piecer because I really don’t do it that often, but overall I really like the top.
I always have a pile of bits when I finish
these will go outside in a basket in a few weeks….the birds will find them and use them in nest making….cant wait to see some colorfully nests!