Love the colors and fabrics...and how they play together will be fun to see where you end up with this design!
Thanks. And it will -- because I have no idea! My design wall is directly in front of my work desk (I work from home), so I'm hoping staring at it all day, something will come to me.
I really like the fabrics that you are using in this project!
Nice use of fabrics. The high contrast adds drama making this great design even bolder. Great idea for the pillows.
Love the X block!! I will look for you on Pinterest...my serious addiction :D
I don't see any reason for cutting those strips on the bias either and would cut them straight. Did the original pattern use diagonal stripes for accents or something like that?
I think cutting them on the bias would make them a nightmare to work with!
The only pattern I followed was for the center twister blocks. I'm making the rest up as I go.
When I first learned to quilt, the grain direction of fabric was considered very important. It was before rotary cutters and we straightened fabric by pulling threads. We cut narrow borders and binding on the bias and all pieces in the quilt had to have the grain cut so the straight of the grain was vertical. It was impossible and took all the joy out of a project. Perhaps whoever wrote the pattern is from the old school. I myself would not cut it on the bias.
Okay, thanks. I'd rather cut it straight anyway, if for the only reason to save some fabric. But like I said, there is no pattern here.
Juline cutting on the bias makes the fabric more stretchy and more likely to distort (like when make HST's) so can make it much more difficult to get it to do what you want.
Thanks. My husband found some old tent poles. I slipped the hanger hooks into the ends and he held them up for me.
Stunning!!! And what great negative space to go wild on with the quilting! this is one massive quilt!
I just read the part about needing 14 yards for the back. OMG how daunting! That really puts it into perspective about how big this quilt is.
Good luck on piecing the back and can hardly wait to see what you end up doing.
Ok first absolutely gorgeous LOVE it. 14 yards holy moly...amazing how big it is...
You're basically making another quilt as the back. Lots of love in this quilt
Wow!! Your border is amazing! I really love it!!
Welcome to Batik lovers!!!
Thank you. The border was really the most basic thing I could come up with! I originally had a flower/vine kind of thing planned, but then realized that was more than I wanted to tackle, so I just went with simple rectangles :).
Hooray - Congratulations on finishing this huge project. I know you're happy to be done and it's beautiful!!
Congrats on an amazing finish and cannot wait to see if quilted. What a gorgeous gift this will be!
Sure is lovely and I bet you made your mom's day!
Very regal looking. Congratulations! Love the photo of it on the bed.