Sunday, November 8, 2015

Bright Birches- Made fabric and sparkling solids

     At our guild's quilt retreat last weekend, I was able to sew all the blocks for Bright Birches. I had previously sewn made fabric, pressed it with spray starch, and cut it to the sizes I wanted. Skinnier is better. I cut and inserted the strips to make the block. 
    The solids were 10" to start and I was able to trim them to 9 3/4". I wish the blocks were about 2" bigger. These were the only solids I had- I was given this stack by a guild friend, so this had to be the size. 
     I would really like to make another using 12" squares, but how do I get thirty different 12" squares of bright solids without buying yards and yards of fabric? Hmm. This quilt has a happy look to it.
On the design wall
All sewn 


Vicki W said...

Love this!

Lara B. said...

How in the world did you get all those trunks to match up from block to block Linda? It looks fabulous!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I agree - this quilt has a VERY happy look to it!! I think I'll have to check my stash for some solid fat quarters - or maybe some tone on tones that "read" as solid. I'm not into buying yards and yards of fabric, either - but a fat quarter should give me a 12" square and some extra bits - ;))