Sunday, March 29, 2015

Petals and Text

I’ve been collecting text and newsprint fabrics and liked the idea of using them for background squares.  I followed a pattern from a magazine Scrap Quilts (see small picture).  I started with purples for the petals but changed to various shades of blues and greens because my purples made it look teenage girly.   I’ve always liked blues with black and white and am happy with the way it turned out. 


I used my design wall to decide on the placement of the different blues.  I pulled all the greens and blues from my scrap stash and managed to find enough that complimented each other.  The pattern called for raw edge appliqué but I did a turned appliqué method using freezer paper that I learned in a class from Jodi at Whistestop recently.   Hopefully I’ll get a post together on it soon.

     Now to get it quilted...  I am going to use a text print for the backing. 


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love your blue/newsprint quilt. I too have started to collect newsprint fabric, which is challenging to say the least. I live in a rural community so local shopping is limited. Online shopping is great if a person can find the websites featuring these kinds of prints. Sorry I got off track. Anyhow... appreciate your use of color and newsprint.