Upon completing a few blocks I loved the density of the fabrics when the blocks are set side by side without sashing.
However, that layout would be a piecing nightmare with so many points to be matched and thick seams pointing the same direction. Additionally, I wanted more variation on such a large quilt. So I drafted some larger blocks and sawtooth sashing, combining them with groups of four small blocks.
For more fun, I drafted and improvisationally pieced a squadron of 30" planes for the back. I've never gotten a photo of the entire back but I snapped several partial views at our guild show.
|A squadron of single prop planes flies across the quilt back.|
|A selection of the fabrics in this quilt|
Size: 118"(H) x 118"(W)
Pattern: Based on Steam Punk
Batting: Pellon cotton
Thread: Auriful 50/2 cotton sewing threads
Quilting: Free motion quilting on a home machine
Enjoy the day,