Here it is on the design wall.
The quilt is a brick design. I had about 7" by 21" of the fabric, called Simplicity, left over from the quilt I made for Brady, before his birth. Once he was born a boy, I decided there wasn't enough blue in it, so I made him a different quilt with lots of blue, and kept this one myself. I also used some leftovers from Seaside Rose, as both lines are 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics. Gosh I love Moda! Have I said that before? Um, yeeaahhh.
I made the bricks 3 1/2" X 7" as that was the optimum size given the scraps I had. This gave me 6 bricks per chunk of fabric. I also had some smaller pieces, so I worked those in, piecing as necessary.
I decided to add in 1 1/2" wide finished white sashing to give the quilt more length. I would have loved to have all these soft fabrics play together, but the quilt would have been too small. Here is a quick tip about piecing these long rows:
After trimming your horizontal strip as well as the sashing to the length you want, in my case, 46 1/4", find the centre of each strip and finger press it to make a crease. You can drop a pin in the crease if you like. Line up the creases, or pins and pin the sashing to the row. Match and pin the ends as well.
Quilt top all sewn. . . or not?
Should I first add another white sashing across the top and the bottom? Or do I add the yellow only to the sides?
Any thoughts are welcome!
And I've now started following Maureen of Maureen Cracknell Handmade. I've visited her blog in the past through a link of a link of a link kind of thing, and been intrigued and impressed with all she does. Cynthia's post today sent me there again, as the name rang a bell, and, well, I want to keep up with what she's up to! And maybe win some fabric. . .
AND, once again, I am linking up with Marelize in South Africa (don't you just love her name?!) of Stitch by Stitch for Anything Goes Mondays. Check out her blog, if you haven't; she does beautiful work, and on a Bernina! Gotta love Bernina! ;-)