The name of this quilt is Study in Blue. Flowers. I made the quilt for my daughter who requested a large blue quilt. (And large means I don't have a full-size photo.)
- The quilt top pattern is "Ice Cream" from Kaffe Fassetts Quilt Romance. The fabrics all contain blue flowers and were not pre-washed as I wanted the crinkly antiquey effect from washing after quilting. The quilt was long-arm quilted in a gingko pattern.
- As DD wanted a large quilt, I constructed side borders by building out strips in the same widths as the quilt pattern. The bottom/top started from a center width strip of 5 x 36; the right/left started from a 9x 24 center width center strip. When I was finished adding strips, I cut both 36 and 24 border strips in half. Maybe the second photo has a thousand more words . The finished top and bottom borders added 20 to the length, and the sides added 16" to the width.
- The four corners were constructed by building out from a single 5.5 x 9.5 rectangle using the same strip widths from the quilt pattern center. When the rectangle was about 24x 36, I quartered it. The additional 0.5 to the starting rectangle was to account for the additional seam allowances for quartering.
- My quilting expert buddy bound the quilt on a train trip out west. How kewl is that? Perfect.
- Same quilting buddy warned me about stripping a log cabin type pattern. Measure and cut the strip length before sewing. So I cavalierly applied strips, cut off the excess after, and then discovered the waves. Fortunately, Patched Works the long arm quilter quilted them out. Yeah!
Finally, this was a fun quilt to construct! And thank you for looking! As always, the Quilting Board rocks!