Thursday, February 10, 2011
I've finished the sewing I needed to do for my DSQ10 swap quilt.
Inspired by the pattern Blissful Day in the Fab/March 2011 issue of Quilt, this mini is made from a charm pack, 3/4 yards of solid fabric and 4 yards of rick rack. Where the original designers used Bliss (her own fabric line) by Moda on an off white solid, I selected Sunkissed (also by Moda) and a soft grey. I wish I could show you the inspiration mosaic that helped me choose this line. I believe it would blend right in. On the off chance that my partner reads this...too bad...I'm not going to spoil the surprise.
This mini measures 24"x27". It is about 1/4 the size of the original quilt, Blissful Day. (56"x61 1/2")
To make this mini:
42 2.5" squares from the charm pack. Ideally you use one square from each charm. I chose to make a few substitutions - I didn't see the point of appliqueing grey on grey.
42 3.5" squares from your background fabric.
4 3.5" wof strips of background fabric and set them aside for your borders.
MAKE a template using something stiff. I used plastic template material, but a piece of card board would work just as well. To do this cut a piece of stiff stuff 2.5" square. Use a compass and draw an arc with a 2.5" radius using a corner of the square as the center of your circle. Trim the stiff stuff to make a little wedge that looks like the green shape in the picture to the left.