Wednesday, 27 April 2016

WIP Wednesday - Something old, Something new

Something Old:
This week had me pulling out a package of fabrics left from a previous quilting project. The more interesting prints of this fabric bundle were mostly used up, so the challenge was to make something with the more bland (IMO) prints that were left.
Layout Number 1
I started by using squares already cut to make 1/2 square triangles. Then I took two very similar fabrics (same pattern, different color) and made some 4-patch blocks.
Layout Number 2
Then I cleared my design wall and played and rearranged the pieces until I had an arrangement that I liked.

Layout Number 3
Which layout do you like the best? This only makes a piece that is 36" x 48", so I will still have to come up with some borders to make it a lap size quilt or larger.

Something New:
The other project on my design wall is a Christmas tree skirt using a wedge ruler. I am using the 10 degree ruler for this one and am beginning to see all kinds of possibilities for using this and the 9 degree ruler for making circle quilts.
The fabrics I chose were just something I had on hand - bought long ago without a plan and just enough to make one tree skirt.
Strip sets were sewn together, then wedges cut and then it was time to see how it all looked! Can't wait to finish this one and then try again with different fabrics.