Shadow Boxes

I just love the way this quilt style looks. I’m usually not much of a fan of modern quilting patterns, with my taste running more towards traditional pieced quilts, but this one… Oh my!

I love the 3-D look to this one. This particular one is done in batiks. I have some. I’m not sure how much and I’ll probably have to break down and buy more. Such a shame! Shopping.  

Kauffman has a nice pattern for a Shadow Box.  You can find a free tutorial here. Thank you Jean MaDan!

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Let me know if you make or have made one of your own!

Wonky Puzzle Baby Quilt

 

The beginning! Selection of bright fabrics for the Wonky Puzzle Blocks Baby Quilt.

The beginning! Selection of bright fabrics for the Wonky Puzzle Blocks Baby Quilt.

This is how it starts. You look though the stash and find some of the brightest, boldest fabrics you have. Oh… and wait for them to talk to you and tell you they want to be part of this quilt. Only then will they all play well together. Just kidding! The more bodacious, gaudy,” too bright for neon” fabric you can locate works great in this quilt!

Finally got it all together. I recommend a design wall for placing all the blocks before the sew out. That way you can move them around so the colors don’t blend into one another. The last thing you want to do (IMHO) is put two similar colors next to each other. Bold, bright and contrasting is the way to go.

After putting the top together I had to figure out what kind of border I wanted to put on. It didn’t make sense to me to make an elaborate border since I wanted the eye to fall in the center of the quilt. I ended up using strip sets from some of the major colors to make the border.

 

This is what I ended up with. I definitely need a design wall! At least some place to take a decent picture of quilts before and after they’re completed. Now onto the quilting! I’ll revisit this page and post a picture of the completed quilt soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pattern: Sawtooth Star

Quoted from http://www.mccallsquilting.com/patterns/details.html?idx=8322:

Pattern: Sawtooth Star

Sawtooth Star

 

Sawtooth StarSize: 12″ Finished
Beginner Level
Sawtooth Star Block
Cutting Instructions:
Green
1-A … 4 squares 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
1-B … 5 squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
1-C … 4 rectangles 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
Red
2-A … 8 squares 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
2-B … 4 squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1. Flying Geese Unit
Draw a diagonal line on wrong side of Piece 2-A red squares. Layer Piece 2-A square and Piece 1-C green rectangle, right sides together. Sew on top of drawn line. Cut away excess fabric 1/4″ from seamline. Press seam allowance. Repeat for other end of rectangle (Diagram I). Make 4.

Flying Geese Assembly
Diagram I

Step 2. Nine-patch unit

Using Diagram II as a guide, sew red (Piece 2-B) and green (Piece 1-B) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares together to make nine-patch unit.

Nine-Patch Unit
Diagram II

Step 3. Block Assembly
Using Diagram III as a guide, sew green 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ squares (Piece 1-A) to Flying Geese units and nine-patch unit together to make Sawtooth Star Block.

Block Assembly
Diagram III