I've never made an all blue quilt, and seldom work with batiks either. So when I won this beautiful blue bundle of batiks in Michele's giveaway last fall, I wasn't sure what I would do with it.
Thanks again, Michele!
Until I saw Sandra's Centred quilt and learned she was going to have a quilt along for this pattern! Perfect!
A whole quilt of quarter log cabins, with a 3-D sort of effect going on in the center - I wanted to try that!
On the design wall.
And now, finished!
40.5 x 40.5 inches
The blue batik bundle worked great to make these blocks! At first I tried to plan out which fat quarters would be the darks and the mediums, but I really just ended up making two blocks at a time and trying to make sure there was a good contrast between each round of strips. This gave the design a "mirror image" look with blocks opposite each other in each quadrant.
I did have to buy an additional blue batik for the binding and ended up using some of it on the back, too.
These adorable lady scientists,
found at Joann's, make up the rest of the backing!
I quilted Blue in a square spiral
using a light blue Gutermann thread.
Thank you, Sandra, for a another great QAL! This was my second year joining in, and you can be sure I'll look forward to the next one, too.
I love this quilt, and I have a special person in mind to give it to.
I can't wait to surprise her!
Linking up with the Centred Quilt Along Parade of Finishes at mmmquilts and
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.