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Floating Blocks

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Pieced top, with borders

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Funky, Casual, Whimsical
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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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Very nice!

03/25/2015 Flag

Your quilt is awesome.

04/03/2015 Flag

I LOVE THIS QUILT!Can I get the pattern?

04/11/2015 Flag

Hi, Manderson. There is no pattern for this specific quilt or block layout, but this is called a "Shadowbox" quilt, and Jenny Doan from the Missouri Star Quilt Company has a tutorial on the process - she calls it the "Illusions" quilt. Check it out on You Tube!

04/18/2015 Flag

Love your colors. I did an optical illusion quilt. How did you quilt it? Free motion?

04/14/2015 Flag

Hello, Midwifecpm. Unfortunately, at the time I did NOT know how to FMQ, so I just stitched in the ditch all around the color blocks and "shadow" and did some wiggly lines with my walking foot inside the floating blocks themselves just to secure the 3 layers together. I would totally FMQ it if I were to do it again today. Thanks for your nice words!

04/18/2015 Flag

I am in the process of making my own shadow quilt. I like the colors. The blue batik looks like pool water and there are a bunch of floaties casting shadows.

04/19/2015 Flag