Phone book quilt top

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I'm proud of following the direction the fabric led me in. My focus fabric central stripe was not a bold color but worked better as a background pattern, which led me to arrange the blocks to show the diamond shapes formed by the contrasting color groups. I also added extender blocks to the borders to be sure to have enough yardage to miter the corners. And for the binding I continued the scrappy look by joining leftover block fabric in random lengths to make binding strips. What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you don't like the idea of laboriously picking out paper foundations, consider spending a little more to get some kind of water soluble paper-like stabilizer. I used Sulky's Paper Solvy.

Q&A with Mary Beth Loup

Shebaggs asked:
You did a wonderful job, your quilt is absolutely beautiful!
Mary Beth Loup answered:
Thank you so much, Shebaggs! I am quilting it now, in between working on other Craftsy class projects. This site is addictive!