When making a quilt as a gift, I do not let the recipient pick out a pattern, only a color. A grand niece will be arriving at Christmas and the Mom expressed elephants, grey and mint. OK I can work with elephants and grey. Mint, not so much.
Using free hand cut triangles that Sujata Shah, from The Root Connection demonstrated at our workshop a week prior, I tested out the method. Fun, fast, and graphic.
When I used the printed fabric with a plum solid, I really loved the results. I know I will use this cutting method again as I have a very fun Hallow'een fabric that is begging to be used, but also needs to be the star of the quilt.
Simple, wavy back and forth lines of quilting keep the fabrics and piecing from being overshadowed.
Not all fabrics were solids, here I used a small tone on tone dot.
Since this print is not something that I would work with, I managed to use up every last bit of it, and the effort to use it was worth it. The back is pretty good too.
It's quilted, bound, and labeled. Now we just need the new addition to arrive in our family. This one will make 3 girls and 1 boy in the last 18 months.
What new technique or idea have you tried lately?