She and I grew up together, starting from elementary school, through high school band trips and her family often invited me to spend their beach week with them. She and I had many adventures over the years, many of them at the beach, so of course I made a momento for her.
She is also a nurse so I used some nurse fabric to make a smaller coaster too.
Sewing wise, the blue fabric border is seashells, I did a quick envelop turn (self binding) edge treatment on both. Cabana pattern (minus hat, lady and flag) from Moda row by row book.
I chose a border in a lovely hoffman golden stars on cream fabric for the 9-patch neutrals piece and it's ready to quilt,
I have a drawer of cute fall fabrics but this strata based quilt needs long cuts and a lot of mine are fat quarters so I chose a few to start with, and mixed in blue, purple, red, gold, brown, green and beige fabrics to blend with them.
|double strips ready to sew into two identical strata|
|four double strata, the last one not ironed yet, done out of 5 needed |
This is not an improv quilt, each 1/16th of an inch matters, and you lose the effect if not precise.
The fact that I made mug rugs, a traditional style 9-patch, an improv art quilt, and now working on a precisely pieced intricate puzzle quilt shows how versatile this artform is!
It's supposed to be a leetle bit cooler today so I hope to bake my husband a birthday cake... but the studio is calling too!
I really want to make this... not today but one day
look at this clever EPP portable sewing tray!