* improvisationally pieced small quilt

Posted on September 17th, 2010 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

When I do sew lately, it seems I’m making baby things for various expecting friends.  I have two more tops pieced that I can’t seem to get around to finishing, so I decided to keep it small for this one.  I have another bad crafting habit of deciding to make something, and then getting stymied picking out fabrics, so I went with a pack of charm squares here.  I’ve had these squares for a long time, but the old-fashioned style hasn’t seem right for anything.  Then I went to the Minnesota State Fair a few weeks ago and got inspired by all the traditional crafts there.

I used Oh, Fransson‘s tutorial to do the piecing, which I think adds a slightly modern take on the repro-style prints.  I essentially took the stack of 5×5 squares and sliced them into irregular quadrilaterals, yielding 1 or 2 pieces from each.  I like how this design is pieced as you go since I’m also incapable of planning anything up front without taking forever or giving up.

Continuing with the Keep It Simple theme, it’s self-bound.


5 Responses to “improvisationally pieced small quilt”

  1. Becket Says:

    I absolutely love it! It’s charming and modern – but with more traditional fabrics. Well done.

  2. Katie Says:

    I love it! I agree that the “wonky” piecing helps add a modern feel, but I like the fabrics as they are too. It’s lovely.

  3. Ceramic Bisque Says:

    Oh my goodness this is so adorable! I just can’t stop looking at it!

  4. Leland Says:

    I love this Maitreya! I have to try the tutorial — it looks like fun to be so “loose.” I just made a New Wave quilt from the Oh Fransson web site-it turned out great.

  5. cristina Says:

    wow… so great! the layout is lovely and rather unusual… love it!


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