Taking a cue from Bonnie Hunter who "kits up" a whole quilt for when she travels or has limited time, I have started to kit a whole quilt so I can just sew when I have a chunk of time. I cut all the pieces (minus border and binding), put the pattern and the pieces in a bag and label it.
I have made the MSQC's Disappearing Hourglass before, but I tried it with a Kaffe layer cake of reds and a script print. I loved the block- so all the HSTs are cut up, trimmed and in the bag ready to be made into the hourglasses and then further cut after to make this.
I was a sucker for a Kaffe jelly roll from MSQC and found this pattern I had from Cluck Cluck Sew called Basket Case. I made the sample blocks from two strips and then cut up all the strips into pairs and all the white squares that go with it. Also in a bag with the pattern I bought.
The last sample block is from a quilt I saw in a quilt show in April. It did not list the name of it, and it wasn't a great job, but it had this wonderful quality using florals and black, which I rarely use. I took a photo with the phone, drafted the block, and made a sample block. I made sure I used florals that had some saturation and not too light like the one I saw. The effect I was hoping for, a floating of the florals, I think is happening. I cut almost all the pieces, using the Accuquilt for the HSTs, pairing right sides together. I don't know what to call it. I looked for one like it online to see if it was a commercial pattern, but could find nothing that resembled it.
|Example from show, floral blocks too light in places|
|Poor lighting, phone photo, inspiration quilt|