Monday, October 25, 2010

Lots of pictures and a little imagination

 will help this post make sense. 

Over the last few weeks I've been going to a quilt class learning how to make a quilt called 'One Block Wonder' from the book with the same title.  One fabric is layered, cut, and re sewn to create a new look.  I used 2 different fabrics and ended up with 2 table runners.  It takes a good 5 yards to make a throw or bed sized quilt and I was hesitant to buy that much fabric when I didn't know what I was going to end up with.  So, here's what I had......
From these 2 fabrics I cut the wedges to form the blocks.   This is just one example..... they're 60' triangles so can be turned anyway to make 3 different looks. 

My end results looked like this.....

and this.....

The jagged edges will get trimmed off and I'll make them into table runners. 

Here is another fabric someone else in the class used......

and here is her end result as displayed on her self made classroom design wall. 

Amazing, isn't it?  Almost makes me want to go buy more fabric and do it again... almost.  Someday, maybe. 

(I had more pictures of before and after but getting these photos uploaded and in place about killed me.  I spent an hour, the first time around, and ended up deleting half of them so I took a break.  On this second round I had to pare down my post and just put up these projects.) 

It's cold and rainy today.  A good indoor day.

Happy stitching.

The Queen Bee


  1. Wowwie, wow, wow! What great visual impact! Really stunning.

  2. I ditto what Lee said!! Really stunning piece :)

  3. Wow! What a fascinating piece! I'd have never imagined that fabric could end up looking like that!