I decided to take a break from hand quilting and foundation paper piecing today and make a quilt top.
Sometimes it is fun to make something different and fast. I purchased a bundle of fat quarters at the Grand Rapids AQS show
The one on the left is what I used.
No pattern here just cutting and sewing.
I started by stacking up 7 of the fat quarters and trimming them even.
Next I cut it into thirds using a rotary cutter…I cut curves (gentle curves are easy to machine piece)
It is hard to tell from the picture but there are 7 layers of fabric here.
Next I rearranged the pieces so the colors alternate
And sewed them together
I stacked them up again and then cut them again
Next I rearranged the fabrics again
and sewed them together
Now I cut them apart in thirds again the opposite direction…this time with straight lines
rearrange those pieces again
sew them together
and then I did it all over again with 7 more fat quarters and then trimmed them all to a uniform size
and then sewed them all together
finished size is about 57 inches square…I have some purple fabric that I will use for backing and binding and I will hand quilt it. I think I will use black thread.
This was a fun and fast project!