You could say patriotic or you could say red, white, and blue with a few apples and tomatoes tossed in. This was the fabric I chose from the donated fabric given to our local quilting club. The purpose and intention of the fabric is for the quilters to make quilts for a child in need.I chose colors that were bright and bold, with the thought that a particular child would love it. Most of the donated fabric is very dated, and not in a cool retro way. So my selection had to be very precise for what I had in mind.
I’m really pleased with how it turned out. Each log cabin block consists of blues on one side and reds on the other. When I played around with the orientation of the blocks, I decided to face the reds toward the center creating a design that looked planned instead of haphazard. I added blue sashing and borders to isolate the bright bold squares. Easier on the eye, don’t you think?
It turned out crazy cool, even if I do say so myself! I had fun stitching-in-the- ditch with my new machine that has a walking foot and free motion quilting settings. I must say it was really a fun quilt to put together from start to finish.
The backing and the binding are made from a striped fabric that was simple enough to not detract from the busy-ness of the top.
Soon I will deliver it to the shelter and then think about my next quilting project.
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Happy Sewing and Quilting!