Quilting Without A Pattern II


I finished this quilt this morning. It’s based on an idea of Joe Cunningham – Pattern-free quilt making (a Craftsy class) – Fantasy Four Patch. The idea is simple – take two fabrics (one dark, one light), cut 1 strip from each: 5 1/2″, 4 1/2″, 3 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 1 1/2″. Sew them in pairs to make 6 1/2″ strips, then cut the strips: 5 1/2″, 4 1/2″, 3 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 1 1/2″. Again, sew together in pairs to make 6 1/2″ blocks! Now start laying them out to make a design pleasing to you – there are no rules here. I wanted a 5 X 7 array so I needed 35 blocks. I could have done a 6 X 8 array which would have needed 48 blocks – you get the idea.

This was my idea – to draw the colour concentration from the dark fabric toward the light fabric to get a colour flow. I tossed in three small bits of contrasting fabric to catch the eye.

The binding carries on the colour flow extending the dark into the light.

Because this is a small quilt (~42″ X 54″) I was able to back it with a single (unpieced) WOF (width of fabric) panel so there’s nothing to show on the back.

I enjoyed making this quilt. It went very quickly.

Socks Again


Forgot to post a photo of this pair of socks – I knit them for a friend initially (large size), but because she’s also a knitter I thought she might be offended if I gave them to her so I gave them to another friend who isn’t a knitter!

I bought the variegated yarn initially to make another shawl, (I had skeins of navy, green and pale blue in my stash which would have been enough for the shawl), but decided I wasn’t up for that investment of time, so I used the variegated yarn for this pair of socks.