Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Coming Along Nicely

All the blocks plus partial blocks for side triangles are done. In keeping with the Art Deco inspiration, I'm setting the blocks on point so they have that uplifting look that so many Art Deco elements have. 

Since I'm pretty much winging this, I had to figure out how to make the side and corner triangles so they'd look like partial blocks in the finished quilt. A bit of trial and error was needed, and there's excess to be trimmed away. 

It would have been better if I'd made colored blocks and set them with white sashing, instead of including the final white round in the blocks. I had to compensate with some extra long strips and a partial seam at the bottom to get the bottom to match the top. But it all worked out, and here's the top, all trimmed up and ready for a border. 

Because all those edges are bias, I'll add a narrow coral border to contain it all and keep it from stretching. It'll be a finished flimsy soon, so I'm on track to meet my deadline of May 1st. 

I'm going fabric shopping with some new quilter friends today and I hope to find something special for a backing. If I don't find anything, I have something that will work, but a splashy tropical print would be cute if I can find one. Maybe flamingoes for a baby quilt? 

My new friends are taking me to two highly recommended fabric shops today. One of the shops is said to compare with Hancock's of Paducah, but it's in a sketchy area so one doesn't go alone, hence the road trip together. We're making a day of it with shopping and lunch. Stash enhancement here I come!

Link up: Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication


  1. It looks great! Check out Quilting is more fun that housework's blog - she has a lot of quilts like this - might give you ideas! and what fun!! Fabric Shopping - can't wait to see what you get!

  2. Oh I love this quilt! I am a big fan of Art Deco especially jewelry! Hope you find a fun backing! Enjoy the shopping trip and lunch with your new quilt friends!

  3. I love this! Well done!


  4. Wow, beautiful interpretation of Art Deco. I am looking forward to hearing more about the shopping trip, and hooray for going out with friends!

  5. I knew you would make your deadline. Will this be your first visit to local quilt shops? Always fun to check out new places with their own unique taste in fabric.

  6. What a beauty, I love how you figured out to do the sides! I am curious what is the shop that is compared to Hancock's?