Or to be more precise sewing with the edge...
One of the perks with Jess Wheelahan's Text/Type fabrics is the screen printing process leaves an edge of unprinted area. Of course my first thoughts were to cut it off, but then an idea came to me. What about incorporating them in my quilt. After all, those spacious edges are pieces of handy coordinated solids. Woohoo bonus!!
So with that knowledge, I got off the ledge and started to edge
and here's what I came up with.
A framed Hourglass block
Who said you shouldn't do things by halves.
Just a small piece adds a place for the eyes to rest
Easiest pinwheel ever, I just cut a square that was half printed and half solid edge then cut it in half, flipped one half and then sewed it back together.
The change in the background makes the circle float!!
It's a triangle made with a wedge of edge! And isn't it great to see that circle take the solid fabric from the outskirts to center stage
I'm waiting for better light to take a photo of the quilt top I've made with these blocks but I can show what I've put together for the backing. You know I always enjoy delving into the depths of my cupboard to pull together fun and crazy combinations of odd fabrics for my backings.
I mean really, Where else could I use my treasured fabric of cowboy ties.
I'll get some good photos of my finished top and share it in the next post, I promise. :)