Saturday, January 15, 2011

Rainbow Scrap Challenge (monochromatic)

I cut out a bazillion 3 1/2" squares from scraps using the GO Baby. I'm going to have to try some different techniques to get better accuracy but these were OK for this project. I then sewed them into four patches as I am making another one of these quilts, but in yellow:

Once I had all the four patches made I had to make a decision on the sashing. I'm using a black and white checkerboard this time instead of the stripe but I couldn't decide between cutting the sashings straight:

or on the bias:

For better or worse, I decided on the bias. I slowly and carefully cut out sashings, meticulously following the diagonal pattern. Hopefully in the next week I'll get the main portion of the quilt top completed.

To see other Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects go to SoScrappy.


scraphappy said...

What a fun pattern, the sashing really makes it perfect.

Mary said...

Awesome start to your Monchromatic challenge. How is your #6 UFO? Mine is in the quilting frame for the second week, Free-motion is taking me longer than a panto this time.

sophie said...

These are great examples of how choosing the right fabric for the binding turns a pretty basic pattern into something fabulous!

Ellen said...

I think the bias sashing really brings it to life.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Oooo...amazing idea for sashing! B/W....never would have thought of it, and may just need to steal that idea ???????