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Japanese Quilt II

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Japanese Quilt II

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Pattern-Free Quiltmaking taught by Joe Cunningham

Combine spontaneous design with traditional techniques for bold quilts that are all your own. Joe Cunningham shows you how in this lively class.

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Modern, Art
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What materials did you use? This quilt is based on Joe Cunningham's "Three Crazy Sisters" Quilt - I used scraps leftover from Japanese Quilt I (a half-square triangles quilt). I didn't limit myself to two colours! - I also didn't stick to the "rule" - from the outset I cut a set of strips that were 2" instead of 2 1/2" so my block was 6" instead of 6 1/2". I also didn't always keep the pieced strip in the centre of the block, and I did add some solid blocks for interest.

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What are you most proud of? I was happy with the distribution of colour - another time, I'd make the centre strip wider and the two side strips narrower to bring out the colour elements more.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go for it - this is a fast, simple quilt. I don't think I'm going to bind it - just sew the sandwich 1/4" from the edge and turn the quilt right side out.

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Went very fast, much faster than I though it would go. I ended up with a 7 X 9 block quilt, and unequal borders.

03/26/2014 Flag