It's time to get back to the Strippy Flowers quilt. I have no idea how this quilt top got stuffed into a drawer and forgotten. I love this design! Above, see my original idea.
These are the quilt parts I pulled out of my sewing desk drawer. A little different color scheme from the original idea, but so cute! So romantic! And a little bit primitive.
I chose this angel fabric as one of the three fabrics for the center strip of plain, square blocks. I decided to change the tan section border strips in the quilt to country black instead to give the quilt more definition.
Then, following my directions, I sewed the center squares strip together. Uh-oh! See how it's a couple of inches shorter than the other strips? What have I done???
I'm sewing this using my new spool of Superior Thread's MasterPiece by Alex Anderson. It's made specifically for piecing, to help your seams lie flat. I got to test it out both sewing, and unsewing! So far, so good, on both counts.
Here's a few pics of the Strippy Flowers blocks.
I had all this super pretty coordinating fabric, and I mixed it up to sew some unique color combinations.
I love the way these blocks came out. Who says leaves and stems have to be green?
And back to the center strip. I changed the width of the black fabric, to make it work out properly.
Almost finished...looking better.
And here's where I ended up. The center strip took a lot more time than I planned, but I'm glad I fixed it. I like the way the country black strips are working on this quilt. I should be able to finish the top during the next sewing session.
Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!
Jennifer Schifano Thomas