Monday, November 19, 2018

Arizona throw quilt

I made a wall hanging for my sister, who is wintering over in Arizona these days.  Since I had a bunch of left over fabric, I decided to make her a throw quilt as well.  It has all the colors of her wall hanging, plus a few more that looked kind of Southwest style to me.

It was a piecing extravaganza with no idea how it would be put together in the end.  I started with 6" pieces of fabric and made half square triangles .  After these were sewed, cut, and pressed, I added 5-1/2" squares and sewed them in half square triangle method, in the opposite direction as the original half square triangles.  (I should have taken photos, but alas, none exist).  After these were cut apart and pressed, the blocks were all squared up to 4-1/2" squares.  I ended up with quite a pile.  Here's the block.

The blocks were put up on my design wall and moved around until there was a layout that I liked.  I quilted it on my sit down longarm with bright orange thread and used a circle ruler.  I love how bright and fun it ended up.

I hope you like it too.

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