For my version, I chose fat quarters from Sweet Florals by Another Point of View, Windham Fabrics for the blocks and Poolside by Bedrock Stone Texture, Windham Fabrics for the lattice.. To select my lattice fabric, I used the Fat Quarter Shop Color Match feature. It is available on their website. It makes matching fabric online a breeze! I first cut strips and then cut the floral strips into the appropriate size squares and rectangles. I found this process to be very time efficient. The photos below show my selected fabrics, the cut florals, and the cut lattice pieces.
Next came sewing the squares and rectangles together into strips and then into blocks. There were two types of strips. I simply arranged fabrics in a pleasing way and made sure that I did not used the same fabric twice in the same block. I tried not to overthink it. See the photo example below.
Then it was time for the fun part - blocks! When I had completed 12 blocks, I arranged then on my design wall and played with them until I was satisfied with the result. Mainly, I wanted to keep like-fabrics apart and distribute the fabric colors evenly. The photo below shows the initial arrangement of blocks. As you can see, I had some work to do!
Once I was satisfied with the arrangement, I sewed the blocks together with lattice strips between them. My sewing machine and my design wall are in two different rooms. So to help me sew the block together as planned, I used my phone to take a photo of my final design wall arrangement and referred to the photo often. I find this really helpful if I get interrupted during the process of sewing. The final quilt top is shown below.
This was a fun quilt to make! I always seem to learn something about color and pattern in fabrics whenever I make scrap quilts. It is an easy, natural way to learn.
I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.
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