Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Project Quilting - Tradition Times Three Challenge
The rules of the Tradition Times Three Challenge were to use this FQ bundle - and must use at least 10 of the 12 FQs in the bundle. You could add two other fabrics. Any size or type of project- your choice. But must use a traditional block in three different sizes within your project.
My two added fabrics were Kona White and 'Coast Line' by P&B Textiles - the Challenge bundle had a nautical feel to me.
I decided to omit the two soft browns - a Windham and FreeSpirit print that were more Civil War - the little piles of scraps are actually what is left from my project finish.
I chose the traditional block - Dutchman's Puzzle - one, because it is a family heritage block and two, I felt it had the nautical flag look. This is also an easy block to do 'quilt math' with for changing sizes. I started with a 12" block and saved the cuttings.
The saved corners made the perfect size HSTs for the 8" block, plus using a FQ to frame up to size.
I saved every little scrap - which turned into the 4" blocks with I set with fussy cuts from the lighthouse panel. And these were framed up to size with a FQ.
And I needed a few 'filler' blocks so set fussy cut 4-patches, framed with FQ.
I set it with sashing and cornerstones (one of the bundle FQs). I used a Connection Threads Pro-Line for the top and Supior bottom line in robins egg blue and quilted simple 'waves' using my home machine.
I used a Connection Threads pale blue 'wave' print for the back and pieced the lighthouse border and bit of the 'seashell' print. The Binding is a Nancy Halvorsen for Benartex.
Finished size is 44.5" x 58.5". Created by Sharon Vrooman, VroomansQuilts, Schoharie NY.