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Floating Blocks

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Pieced top, with borders

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Whimsical, Casual, Funky
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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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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

Have to thank all for giving such inspiration to quilt!

11/06/2014 Flag

You are welcome. We inspire each other. P.S., Love your name! LOL It is too funny. I should probably be crazy cat dude!

11/06/2014 Flag

Totally love the 3 D effect - have done a few in the past. Beautiful work!

11/22/2014 Flag

I will try this project I love everything the effect thougthat I would try anocean scene

11/26/2014 Flag

This is an awesome design! I love the way the blocks float right off the ends of the quilt. I can follow a pattern, but to design or 're-design' a pattern, now that takes skill. This is a must-do for me. Very, very nice! Thank you so much for sharing.

12/10/2014 Flag