I signed up for Joe Cunningham’s “Pattern-Free Quiltmaking” on Craftsy and this quilt is a variation of the first quilt he demonstrated in the class. I will not go into too much detail on how this is made but I did want to show a little bit of my process and the variation that I ended up doing.
I started with a yard of each fabric as that is what I had on hand. It is made with simple strip construction, that you then cut based on formulas that are provided but with a lot of freedom.
As I soon discovered you used 2/3 more of one color than the other and there wouldn’t be enough to make the quilt large enough for a Project Linus donation. It was time to change it up so I could make it larger. After all, what is a pattern free quilt if you can’t change the pattern?
This is a partial view of what it would have looked like if I had continued:
This is how it finished up, as you can see, the green is more concentrated in this second one.
I wish I had either spaced out the green more and extended it out towards the edges. I used leftover green to piece a border to help extend the size.
Here is a back photo of the quilting, I wanted something fun and quick.
I tried using all the leftover fabrics from the front and back, but I was about 6 inches short! Just 6 inches. Sigh. I pulled out two pink/red fabrics that also were in the print of the fabric and I thought the darker of the two framed the quilt well.
For binding I used a decorative stitch.
Not one of my favorite quilts, but the technique intrigued me. I think different fabrics would change my mind so there may be another one in my future.
I am however pleased that I found a way to use what I had on hand, changing it up to make it large enough to donate, and trying something outside my comfort zone.
The quilt finishes at 40 x 40. Perfect size for a baby play mat.
So what have you done outside your comfort zone lately?
Enjoy the Journey, Jackie