This past week I’ve been working on a new teaching sample, because in August, I’ll be giving a workshop to the Busy Bees in Greenville, SC. We’ll be making “Prest-O, Change-O,” a charm square friendly design. Through an innovative cutting technique, we’ll change a straight set quilt of squares into an on-point set quilt of diamonds. To illustrate the versatility of the cutting method, I designed “Four Patches on Parade” pictured here. (I’ll distribute this bonus pattern to workshop participants.)
For my quilt sample, I used Kona Snow and Navy as well as two prints by Denyse Schmidt. (Thanks, Karlyn, for helping me choose coordinating fabrics from my stash!) I love how the solids and prints play together – the quilt has a fresh, vintage feel, don’t you think?”
Here’s the quilt loaded into the longarm — a blank palette for quilting designs. Since so much of the quilt is solid navy and white, I decided to add interest by quilting leaves in green thread. I had two choices of green thread: a dull olive which matched the green print and a lime green which is brighter than the print. I chose the lime green because it contrasted better with the navy fabric; the dull olive just faded into the navy. The free-hand leaf shape mimics the flowers in the green print fabric.
With 5″ borders, the quilt measures about 45″ square, the perfect size for a charity lap quilt or baby quilt.