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Pieced top, with borders

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Whimsical, Funky, Casual
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What materials did you use? Cotton Fabrics, Batik

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What are you most proud of? I like the fact that the effect turned out quite well, even though I am no expert.

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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!

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Love the effect and that the blocks look as if they are floating in water. Very cool.

10/01/2014 Flag

I am finishing up a similar project using Asian fabrics for the blocks. I'm wondering which quilt pattern would work best? Large meandering? What color thread? My shadow is black and sashing is white. Would appreciate any ideas.

10/07/2014 Flag

Hi, there. I would probably stitch in the ditch each block and its "shadow", then maybe some FMQ in each block. Japanese fabrics... Maybe some gold thread, or something that coordinates with the fabric. If you are looking for an all over design, check out the new tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company, Jenny Doan does this exact pattern and her quilting on the sample is some kind of flower, or flowing design that I think might work. Hope tjis helps, good luck!

10/10/2014 Flag

I love the floating blocks are look how to do them

10/16/2014 Flag

I cannot find your pattern!

10/24/2014 Flag

Hi, Deedy Rose. I don't have a pattern, but there is a great tutorial with Missouri Star Quilt Company. It's called the Illusion Block Quilt. Check it out!

10/25/2014 Flag

Hey Quiltdude, Thanks for starting this blog. Have you ever tried an alternative material, such as corduroy, as a binding material? I'm thinking if trying it. The quilt top and back is cotton.

10/25/2014 Flag

Curduroy, huh? Hmmm... Never tried it. I usually match the same weight fabric for the binding as the project. My personal thought is corduroy may be too thick to work well with, but hey, there is no rule that says you can't! I might do a test piece, say a jug rug, to see if it will work. I have done jeans fabric as a binding, but was just folded once over the t'shirt quilt so it was basically raw edge, then I zig-zagged to sew it secure it, and cover the raw edge top and bottom. Hope this little bit of info helps you! I would love to see pics and hear how it went for you, so please share whatever you decide to with the binding! :-) :-) :-)

10/26/2014 Flag

Oooops, I meant MUG rug, not Jug. Sorry!

10/26/2014 Flag