Here is a set of strips for a Chinese Coins quilt. I don’t have the sashing or border fabric yet, but that’s OK. I’m going to make two or three of these quilts so I can frame quilt them. This is a stash busting exercise and I’m really enjoying all the fabrics.
01 Sep 2010 Leave a comment
Start with this
Sew them together like this.
Then slice them up like this.
Insert into quilt,
Quilt as desired.
I am still not sure how I am going to quilt this top, although I do know that I want all-over continuous quilting. I had decided to go with spirals in all of the squares, side-by-side all over the top up to the borders. I quilted some out on scrap fabric and I even posted a picture last night. However I was so discouraged by how bad they looked I took the post down.(So much for honestly sharing the process!) I still think that the pattern of repeating spirals would be really interesting to look at . Here is my before and after experiment.
Before – click on the picture to expose its total awfulness.
The other idea is to go with the baptist fans I was practicing on the whiteboard. I’m leaning towards the fans. Which do you like? Any other ideas? Let me know.
30 Aug 2010 1 Comment
Hope your day is fun and productive.
03 Aug 2010 1 Comment
I think the little pile of trimmings is just as festive as the blocks.
Couple of interviews coming up. Wish me luck.