Sunday, July 29, 2012

QFK Twist

It seems sewing regularly is impossible these days--not a stitch happened from Wednesday to today.  Aware it was getting close to the requested six week return date for the Quilts for Kids kit I received in June, that project rose to the surface.  Last time I altered the basic quilt design of the kit by adding triangles to the corners of the focus fabric squares to make snowball blocks: shown here. This time I played with pencil and paper to completely change the layout, using only the provided pieces.

As you can see, I placed a focus fabric square in the middle and then lined the rest of the focus squares side by side, filling in with the four patches. 

Pretty purple beach themed focus fabric with coordinating print/solids and then a gingham backing.

After stitching together the provided strips to cut the sections from for the four patches, I saved two sections out and then sewed the top together in columns, placing the two extra sections above and below the center square.  The rest were sewn into four patches as the pattern instructs.  Since this photo I've got the rows all sewn together.  What do you think of my design? 

8 comments:

pcflamingo said...

Very cute! I may steal that idea!

Kimme said...

Looks great Annie :-)

Quilter Kathy said...

It's excellent! And it really features the shell print. Great job! Glad you found some time to sew!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Oh YES, I LOVE these colors!!!

Kate said...

Very pretty. That's tough to do, redesign when you only have so much fabric.

Janet O. said...

Excellent job! Gives more attention to the focus fabric, and is a more interesting design overall!

Pokey said...

Pretty cute, Annie! I like the shift in design, not only giving attention to your focal piece, but it made the "checkerboard" a main attraction, that's a nice look!
:-}pokey

Jeanne said...

The time does fly by! LOL Your layout is very cute. Nice work.