Black, White & Red in 3D!

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Combining a tone-on-tone black with a red-on-black print for the sashing achieved the balance I was determined to create. I also like this layout a lot. It flows yet each block stands out on its own. Yep! The layout changed again. After much deliberation I arranged the layout with corner diagonals, zizags, and balance among the 3 colors and various fabric patterns. Many thanks friends (and hubby) for all your help! Though hard to see due to the bad angle of the photo the blocks appear to float above the background. The computer mockup is clearer. Once I add the final outer print strip and a wide black tone-on-tone border the entire quilt top should pop. I've decided to quilt each block separately (as part of Leah's class). I've never done FMQ (newbie!) so it may be some time before I can post the finished quilt. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun making the monthly blocks. Don't be afraid to make them your own by altering or substituting blocks. Use a scant 1/4 inch seam consistently and square up your blocks to 12 1/2 inches. Take a photo of your layout and sleep on it to help decide on your final design. Feel free to get creative with sashing and borders. Enjoy the learning process and remember "there are no quilt police"!

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric & thread. Yardage
  • FQs and stash.

Q&A with NanaJeanFL

shobi asked:
I am still trying to figure how you did that sashing. Wish that photo was clearer. But the quilt is stunning Jean.
NanaJeanFL answered:
OK- I've updated the 3D design picture to reflect the assembly. All strips are 1 1/2" wide. I cut them long to make sure they overlap at the corners and trimmed after they were sewn & pressed.
Celtic Thistle asked:
It looks great Jean!
NanaJeanFL answered:
Thanks Celtic Thistle!
K Lee 2Strings asked:
I agree about the layout. It's just right. Everything balances perfectly and the blocks come together as a whole. Sashing is perfect.
NanaJeanFL answered:
Thanks 2strings! Your aprons are adorable and I really like your Holiday table topper. Nice work.
jillp asked:
lovely, striking, bold Great job!
NanaJeanFL answered:
Why thank you jillp! What kind words. I just saw your blocks. Those blues and yellows just knock me out. You've got some fantastic fabrics. Look forward to seeing your entire quilt(s).
befney asked:
awesome job! love your sashing
NanaJeanFL answered:
Thanks befney.

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