InstructionsThese are the instructions for the quilt shown... measurements are in inches, and do NOT include seam allowance, so measure and cut accordingly to include the allowance [I use 3/8" seam allowance - I find 1/4" is too narrow and my fabric frays sometimes -not good!] Here we go:
Choose your fabrics... the background, the shadow fabric, and the main color Blocks - all to your liking. I ...
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Type of item: Functional
Style: Casual, Whimsical, Funky
Cotton Fabrics, Batik
What was your inspiration?
Wanted to create a quilt with an optical illusion, so I found a pattern that looked like blocks were floating in space, yet were casting a shadow. This is my interpretation of that pattern. I envisioned blocks floating over water, and each block symbolizing some aspect of the earth we live in.
What are you most proud of?
I like the fact that the effect turned out quite well, even though I am no expert.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
It's easier than you think, just take your time and choose your background and the "shadow" fabric so they work together. Large, bright colorful prints make the floating blocks pop out. Have fun with it, enjoy the process!