You have all waited so paiently (well SOME of you waited patiently) for me to create the final pattern for the 2012 Aurifil Designer of the Month stitchery blocks!
The challenge was to use Sherri Fall's basic sketch and this one Layer Cake of "Sassy" by Sandy Gervais for Moda to set the blocks.
Yes.. just ONE layer cake....
The designers all used a cream solid for the stitchery and then bits of whatever they wanted from their layer cake, not MY layer cake. Mine is intact. Just an FYI as the designers used a lot of the Turquoise so there would have been a square or so less of that for my borders.
What I did first was audition 1.5" strips keeping with Green and black.
Then I switched out the black and used all green for the sashings and added in black 1" finished squares.
They are random through out the quilt, with a 2nd inner border using the black to frame the center.
My thoughts on SMALL Scrappy.. keep your colors TIGHT. If I had used a random selection of colors for the sashings it would have looked very messy. And the same goes for the border, I think if you use ONE color with many fabrics in a small quilt, the scrappy works.
But you try auditioning with yours.. try a bunch of random colors.. then try colors colors, bunch of fabric. Let me know what you think. Of course this is not a RULE, it just seems to be what most often looks best to ME.. a guideline if you will.. for small scrappy quilt..
controlled color with lots of fabrics = a happy scrappy quilt!
I love the squares, but the inner border seemed a bit heavy so I switched it back to having more of the peach and like it alot better.
In this photo the center is sewn now. You can see what a difference it makes to have the strips sewn together. It tightens up the design so you can see how it really looks in the final size strips.
Ta Da!!! The finished TOP! The light inner border are the cream fabics with either dots or no dots.. but it reads very light, which I wanted.
Then the peach/black inner border.
Do you see the black squares are in the corner stones of the two inner borders?
The turquoise layer cakes were cut in half and sewn together and it's perfect! I'll use more black for the binding. And yes of course I'll show you when I've quilted it, but don't hold your breath.. it will be just a little bit before that happens.
if you like... CLICK the photo for a larger image.. and Tell me what you think.. tell me about your fabric choices.. I want to know!
Now CLICK HERE to the Aurifil Blog to pick up the setting pattern and any stitcheries you are missing!
I Can't wait to see your top!