I realized I have several quilts I haven’t blogged about and they deserve their little spot here.
Like Fresh Cut.
Fresh Cut was a quilt I made to be published as a pattern in Quilting Modern and would have landed in the Slice and Insert chapter as an example of inserting consistent width strips perpendicular to one another.
Since books only have so many pages we have a few projects that didn’t make it and Fresh Cut was instead marketed as a preview for Quilting Modern in American Patchworks and Quilting’s June 2012 issue.
They styled it super cute for a nursery wall hanging.
As with any quilt there are things I love and things I learned and Fresh Cut is no exception.
Granted I’m looking at a quilt I made in 2012, so the things I would do differently are multiply as I write this.
If it weren’t for the binding having a few tricks I would take the simple quilting out and after over thinking it for a long time I would redo it in a simple grid of straight lines.
And if I was going to bother with that then I would add some blocks to change the bizarre size of this quilt. I’m not sure what I was thinking. I’d love to see an additional row of three blocks making it a big nine-patch. Hmmmm…
What I do love?
-The added bits sliced into the sashing of the blocks.
-The fabric colors.
-The quilting thread color change out.
-The variety of the inserts.
I really need to write a post on mixing up binding. I’ve got quite a few examples that I need to put in one place.
It really is a fun quilt and a simple intro to the Slice and Insert technique within a block structure. You can find the pattern here.
Just out of marketing curiosity, did anyone have exposure to this quilt when it came out? How about the other quilts that didn’t make the book that are free patterns? I’m guessing since I never see them in the virtual world that I need a blog post on how to find them.
The studio is in the process of being drywalled and I’m off to look at flooring.
Happy Monday Peeps;)
There are two spots in my Improvisational Curved Shapes Workshop (beginners welcome) on April 23rd from 6pm-9pm at the Quilting Loft (call to sign up). This will be our last workshop there as they are closing their retail shop at the end of the month. 30% off sale starts Tuesday (7th). Stay tuned for details here.