After making an art quilt from the marbled fabric (and using only 3 small pieces), I decided to make one that included nearly all of the marbled fabric together in one quilt. I remembered that I had made a quilt out of Hawaiian fabrics that showcased the material, but where the pieces didn't touch each other. Since there was an overall theme to the fabric, I thought this might work with the marbled fabric too.
But, I recently bought a set of Bloc loc half rectangle rulers to make rectangular pieces and I wanted to give them a try.
I cut my pieces 4" x 8" and followed the instructions that came with the rulers. My final 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" pieces were perfect and the rulers were very easy to use. The great thing was that most of the marbled fabric was in small pieces - less than a fat quarter - so this size made the most use of the fabrics. Note: there are great videos posted by the company on how to use the ruler.
I added blue, orange-red, and a 1930's green that matched the color of the inks used for the marbled fabric. I sketched up this design:
And here is the quilt. It's quilted with 2 sizes of circle rulers, all in green thread. The final size is 43" W x 54" H. and I named it "Marbled Circles".
I hope you like it!
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