Thursday, August 13, 2015
Anything But Square
For years I have had a bag of fabric scraps that came from my paternal grandmother’s home. In the bag was also a pieced top. I would assume that it was pieced by my grandmother, but of that I am not certain. I always thought that I would eventually hand quilt it. With all of the boxing up of things around here for the remodel, the top popped up once again. I looked closely at it and came to the realization that hand quilting it would probably not be the best bet for it. It is anything but square – anywhere! The fabrics appear to be feedsack fabrics. So….on second thought, I figured I could hide some of those flaws with an overall panto quilting design.
The size is odd at 67x90. I thought of taking it apart and making it square. If I had more of the fabrics, I would have added one more row to its width. In the end, I left it as it was and I must say that it turned out pretty well all things considered. It was an interesting way to construct this star. Nowadays we would do it as a nine patch, but this looks way more complicated with a center square. There are several different blue fabrics used in the blocks.
There is even a “make-do” block.
The quilting design is a woven Baptist Fan.
Forth Worth Fabric Studios recently had a Christmas in July blog hop with some great patterns. I thought the Kate Spain Christmas table topper would make a great project.
It went together quickly and is about 34” square. On this one I used a design that picked up the poinsettias in the pattern.