Sunday, February 11, 2007
Building a Row by Row Quilt
I cannot claim to all these rows as mine - I just happen to be the caretaker for a short time until the rest of our group gets together.
Such fun! If you are a quilter who gets bored easily with making the same block for one entire quilt, this is a great project for you. We each had a scrap of the same fabric which was our focus fabric. I made the house roofs out of that focus fabric. Every window and door on the houses has a different print in it -- toooo tedious, but that makes it interesting. The houses had no pattern and I didn't take the time to make one up -- a big mistake -- as my accuracy was greatly reduced. The checkerboard row will replace the purple/green flying geese row -- we had too many flying geese. I especially like the clever off-kilter flying geese below the houses.
We are trying to balance the light and dark rows, and there is still one more dark row to be turned in. The tan color is my carpet - most of the rows will be separated with 1 1/2 inch or 2 inch creamy/pale stripe strips. Then we will border it with a lavendar strip of 1-2 inches, and a wider border (5-6 inches?) of a cream print with small lavendar flowers in it. The rows should equal 48 1/2 inches. A few need to be lengthened, either with more blocks, or a plain background.
This will be donated to a worthy cause for a raffle.