Miss Tess, is appearing in the winter issue of McCalls America Loves Scrap Quilts! I'm intriqued by tessellations... identical pieces fitting together without any gaps or overlapping. I love scrap quilts...so much fun choosing as many fabrics as you can to make a quilt. So this was a really fun and interesting design to make.
I loved it, but my design wall isn't large enough for a queen size quilt, so I had to move to the floor. I could only lay out about half of it at a time, so once I had the first half sewn into rows, I laid out more rows. I had a few glitches along the way as my helpers decided it looked like a playground.
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After figuring out the design itself, I had to figure out how to make it happen. That meant taking the shape to its basic form and figuring out what pieces I needed to cut so that I could sew it together in rows. I decided to use lots of bright fabrics with the same centers, a small black and white dotted fabric. Once I started cutting the pieces, I couldn't wait to try them out on my design wall to see if it worked.
I used a larger black and white dotted fabric for the back. You can see, my helpers love every aspect of quiltmaking, even attaching the binding!
I made a second, smaller version of the quilt that is being displayed at Cut Up and Quilt now. They will also have the magazine for sale after their Christmas holiday break. They would be happy to hold one for you...just give them a call today!
Now for the giveaway! I'm excited to host a giveaway with these great prizes:
|A $25 Gift Card to Fat Quarter Shop!|
|Two copies of the magazine, America Loves Scrap Quilts, for two lucky winners!|