Thursday, February 19, 2009

New Quilt

Today I was piecing a new quilt to use as a sample for the Scrappy Brick Quilt class I'm teaching on Saturday at the Dragonfly Quilt Shop. This blue quilt is an example of using the same basic "Scrappy Brick" pattern with "tiles" (squares) rather than "bricks" (rectangles). Here it is with four rows. Notice that there are no seams to match if the rows are sewn together as is...

Once I had all five rows sewn and had them up on the board, it occurred to me that the spacing between them added to the Asian look of the quilt. The indigo and white fabrics are from my Japanese and Indonesian collection and the light blue indigo is one of my hand-dyed fabrics.

So, I decided to add sashing between the rows. I've already cut the outer borders, but I wish I had made them wider. What do you think? The borders aren't sewn yet, so I may cut some wider ones (also, this photo is cropped a little, so check out the bottom photo).

Whew! High-use wall. I could barely squeeze the quilt onto the design wall.


Julie Bagamary said...

I like it Anita. It's simular to the preemie quilts I've been making lately.

Anonymous said...

I think that the sashing really set it off nicely. Isn't it funny how inspiration comes to you as you work!!!