Moda's Moxi by Studio M
A few months ago I picked up a mini charm pack of these pretty-little-things at my LQS. I wanted to see if a smaller pre-cut would be more accurately cut than the charms, jelly rolls or layer cakes, and now I can tell you, "Yes!" This Moxi line was used straight out of the package, and I laid out something I thought would make sweet quilt center. A few seams needed tweaking just a bit, but overall they were quite accurate. I paid $4 for this package of 42 pieces. So, figure roughly 10 cents for a 2.5" square.
I figured my side and corner triangles in a snap with the Robert Kauffman Quilting Calculator. It's a free app available at the link for your computer or in your App store for your smart phone. This is a good, FREE tool!
I played with my wedge rulers for a few hours in the afternoon using a compatible palette. I doubt this is what will actually happen with this piece, but it was fun. Look how narrow those wedges are! I used my 15 degree wedge ruler in this piece.
My scrappy improv piece grew a tiny bit over the weekend. I had been playing with another wedge ruler, the 30 degree, and making these spider webs. I had envisioned smaller spider webs at the corners of this quilt, but I didn't feel like it worked. I dug through a scrap box of mixed strips given to me by a friend for inspiration.
Okay, I'm a true Scrapaholic at heart!
These were the strips I pulled out. They echoed the same colors, but were still limited to what I had on hand and already cut. I built concentric squares into corner units. The one unifying element is using the same center fabric in each one. I didn't pay a lot of attention to anything else other than contrasting between the building colors, and making them all a uniform size by squaring up at the end. I'm so glad I waited to cut my border fabric because my corner pieces will determine what that final measurement will be now.
Hand Quilted with Love : Patchwork Projects Inspired by a Passion for Quilting
These two classics are on my bed side table now. I think this makes me an official fan of Sarah Fielke and Kathy Doughty. Hand Quilted with Love and Material Obsession II are available on Amazon through the links. Just before I closed my eyes last night, I started reading about a starry-printed rocket quilt. Gorgeous! There are some beautiful quilts in both these, but I love to read the background on technique, fabric choices, and their own ideas on how to change them around the next time. Lots and lots of good reading to come!
Material Obsession: Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots (Stc Craft)
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