I had some questions about the quilt in the picture in my last post - the one hanging over the back of the green chair. And when it comes to share my quilts, I'm not difficult :o)
This is one I made the summer 2002 (I think...), and while I still was a student I kept it at my office at the University - to take outside on those wonderful summer days when reading could be done outside or when an afternoon in the park was an ending to a day of studying - afterwards it has been to different parks, beaches and trips. It has been in the washing machine more times than I remember, and the batting is wearing thin and the fabric is wrinkled, but I love it! I found the pattern in this Norwegian book by Grete Gulliksen Moe and Kirsten Vistnes from 2000 (first published 1988/1990):
I also had a question on how it was constructed, so I have made up a couple of blocks and taken pictures as I went along. This is for two mirrored blocks.
I started of by piecing together strips of fabric – I used FQs, so I made two short sets, you can make them wof:
Clean cut four squares – mine were 10" square, and cross cut the squares:
Rearrange the pieces:
Piece them together – I pieced the triangles into HST units and then pieced them together as a four patch:
My blocks turned out 12 3/4" squares. I have a bit of a cold, and feel mostly like getting to bed (but I had to do some sewing tonight - therefore these two blocks), so that is my excuse for not being too focused when stitching the pieces together – got a couple of them the wrong way around on the light block:
I don't think I'll bother to fix it...? I'm going to make these into a cushion by sewing a purple border on them and perhaps a button in the centre, and will let the light block be the back :o)
Enjoy your strip piecing adventure!