The Upward Trend

Project Description

What are you most proud of? the way the colors interact; the fact that I was able to figure out how to do this from a photo of a quilt I saw on-line -- alas, I don't know the name of the original artist. however, my colors are very different from those of my prototype, and the dimensions are my own though I borrowed the concept. .... I've since learned that this is a Jan Hassard design. Thanks to Gerihargreaves for letting me know! What advice would you give someone starting this project? there are lots of seams in this quilt, as you can see, so the seam allowances gobble several inches in both directions. use fine thread and a scant 1/4" seam to help minimize this; the math is kind of complicated, i.e., figuring out how wide to cut the strips and how big the various stages of construction will be. after pains-taking calculations, I cut the WOF strips 2 3/8" wide, if I do this again, I'll cut them 3". but any way you do it, you'll cut off at least as much of the fabric as ends up in this 38"x 38" quilt, enough to make at least another quilt of the same size (though the configuration of strips would be completely different). ... it goes without saying that you need to spend a lot of time figuring out the colors before you start cutting! there are 2 sets of strips; you can most easily see the array of them in the top and bottom strips

What you will need

  • cotton batiks
  • a few printed quilting cottons
  • 32 in all

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