Monday, September 29, 2014

Russian Waves Quilt

Here's my finished quilt!  I love how it turned out with the black and solids (and one red polka dot fabric).  It's bold, but still cute I think.  The Russian nesting doll fabric is fun, and I picked the solids to match.

I pieced this in blocks with the black square in the middle and 12 triangles around it making up one big block.  Can you see the blocks?  If I did it again I would do it differently.  I would make a block with the black center and only four of the triangles (sort of like an economy block).  Then I would make a block with the four multicolored half-square-triangles.  Then alternate them to make the exact same design.  Can you see it?  Then the half-square-triangle points would have been easier to match up.   

Thanks for taking a look! 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Work In Progress - Russian Waves Quilt

Here's what I've been working on lately.  With back-to-school activities it's been slow going, but I'm anxious to see it finished.  It's the first time I've ever used black so it's a little scary.  The inspiration for the quilt was this darling Russian nesting doll fabric I stumbled upon.

The inspiration for the design was an ocean waves quilt block that I found in a library book.  I modified it by getting rid of a couple of rows of triangles surrounding the center square.  So I'm calling it my Russian (said with an accent so it rhymes with ocean) Waves Quilt.   :)

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