Orient Express by Roxanne Carter featured in The Quilter Magazine March 2007 issue.
InstructionsJust follow the directions for the pattern. One change or improvement to the pattern instruction would be to measure the quilt width/length at several places and average to cut the border strips that length. Then center pin and sew rather than just sew on a long border strip and trim to size. One tends to stretch the borders one when not cut to size first. The instructions indicate which ...
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Type of item: Functional
Style: Traditional, Classic, Casual, Romantic
cotton fabrics, batiks and basic quilting supplies and equipment
What was your inspiration?
I needed to make a purple theme nap size quilt for a favorite sister-in-law. I had seen this pattern in a magazine and knew I had fabrics in my stash to make.
What are you most proud of?
The overall look. I chose the rust colors because it is also one of my sister-in-law's favorite colors and it complements the rusty color in the purple batik.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
A bit of patience with the star piecing pays off. And, as always, have fun.