The class came about when I showed Bonnie this jellyroll quilt made from a jellyroll I’d “won” one evening at an event at her shop Sew With Vision. “Good idea for a class she said.” I agreed to do it.
However I had no interest in taking another jellyroll and repeating the quilt for the class so the challenge I set for myself was to create a strip quilt with just two fabrics. I picked out two contrasting fabrics and got to work.
I joined pairs of strips – one light, one dark. Cut triangles (8 from each pair of strips), joined pairs of triangles to make 6″ blocks, trimmed them, assembled large blocks from four small blocks alternating colours at the center of the big block.
I’d made five large blocks when I thought I needed a bit of colour to make the quilt work.
I inserted a colored center into 3 blocks and stopped there. I finished the remaining blocks today and laid them out on the floor:
Not enough colour. So I added a bit more
That’s it. I was going to add sashing but I think any sashing will disrupt the improvisation so I think I will leave well enough alone although I will probably lay out a couple of sashing strips to see how they look.
I’m stopping for now.
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Love it!! and the pops of color are perfect!
I really like those little slashes of color!