Happy Monday! I am so excited to be able to finally share my 3rd completed quilt with you!! It’s been finished for a few weeks now, but up here in the arctic, the sun doesn’t visit often. No matter what I tried around the house I couldn’t get good shots of it. Well Saturday we actually had SUN! I quickly grabbed a few items to photograph then headed to the deck.
The inspiration for this quilt came from a Japanese pattern I saw online last summer. I managed to save it to my desktop and enlarge it enough to get a feel on how it was constructed. I wish I could find the real book to add to my collection, but found nothing on the copy. After I was able to translate a bit of pattern using my translator app on my iTouch I went to work. Here is what the pattern looks like. All it really tells you is the fabric amounts needed and a few pictures of how to cut up the materials (which it totally up to the sewist)
I wish I had written down exact fabric amounts and the process of the construction as I went. Honestly though, it’s nearly foolproof and you really can do-no-wrong with this quilt because it’s just sewing scraps, cutting randomly then putting them back into a new row adding another long strip. Seriously. That’s it.
Here are some pictures I took during the process so you can get a little idea how what I did. The finished size of this quilt is 56″ x 56″. The green border is a Kona solid. The natural linen is from my favorite RK Essex Linen. The remaining prints are all from JoAnn’s.
I have no long arming abilities, so I used my Janome to do quite a bit of stitch in the ditch around a few of the blocks. Then with the border line I just did a straight stitch. That’s about as fancy as I can get with what I have, but it works well here.
This is a quilt I’d really like to make again someday. I think it has a vintage-scrappy look to it, don’t you? What should I name her…..Maybe the Raggedy-Ann quilt?