I so enjoyed the color play of this quilt! I had no definite design plan when I started making the Half Square Triangle units, instead the design was simply allowed to evolve from the arranging and re-arranging of the patchwork pieces.
For the back of the quilt I have used a brand new - straight out of the box - Orla Kiely bed sheet (Multi-Stem). I don't know if you can see how perfectly the design repeat of the quilt back matches that of the quilt top ~ it couldn't have worked out any better if I had planned it!
I started stabilizing the quilt sandwich by stitching on either side of the vertical and horizontal seam lines, and then bravely choose to zig zag my way horizontally through all of the Flying Geese units twice. That involved much turning, wrangling and quilt maneuvering and heightened levels of impatience!
- Kaffe Fassett shot cottons in a range of colors ~ color chart would come in handy here.
- Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton ~ Pepper
- Alexander Henry ~ Heath in Black for background and binding
- Orla Kiely - Multi-Stem for backing
Block Size and Piecing Details:
- 16 different solid/shot cottons in a range of colors to be set against a background fabric
- 320 Half Square Triangle Units each measuring 3.5 inch square (including seam allowances) ~ 20 of each color chosen.
- 2.5 yards of background fabric ~ includes sufficient for 6 strips of binding
- Sew 20 units of the same color together into vertical rows. Press seams in one direction, alternating the direction with each row so that seams nest together when joining rows.
- When sewing together the vertical rows press seams open to reduce bulk.
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Birds of a Feather - Quilt in Progress