Monday, September 26, 2011

Square Dance Quilt Technique

The quilt I am currently piecing, or quilting, is usually my favorite, but this quilt was the most fun I have ever pieced, hands down!Sept 2011 031

Initially, I had seen a picture of this pinwheel pattern.  I had the idea it was made from a square placed over four blocks and recut.  I got to work and figured it out using newspapers.  I didn’t know that there was a book and template already!

I found this link to the pattern AFTER I made mine: Square Dance.  The dimensions of the tool were similar to mine, but off some.  Maybe theirs is better.

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The PDF also linked to a published book.  I have since purchased it.  There are lots of variations beyond the simple version I made.



Square Dance by Martha Thompson

(The link is to a newer edition!  Mine was the first issue.  I wonder if there are more/newer designs in the newer one?!)

Check the process of making this quilt!  It was sooooooo fun to assemble!

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This is the pieced quilt top I started with.  I used stash fabrics in red, red/white, red/black, and black/white squares.  You must also have a border.


Next, I  marked and cut my top.  Part of the fun is that you end up with squares which you can use for the border, the back, or another project!



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READY to quilt and finished!

  I want to make another quilt!


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  1. Love your quilt but I would be so afraid to cut into my already pieced quilt top.

  2. Какое красивое одеяло получилось . Жаль у меня нет такого шаблона .


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