Jun 18 2012

Hot Flashes

Hot Flashes – not a statement of my physical condition, but rather the name of a pattern that I picked up at the Denver Quilt Show in May.  It is a design by Daniela Stout and uses 2 1/2″ strips with the Cutting Corners Ruler by Sharyn Craig.

I had a jelly roll with blues, greens and purples that I decided to use with this pattern.  I also swapped a light gray for the white as an accent.  The pattern is very dramatic, but easy to sew – mostly rectangles.

I  made some adjustments to the pattern however.  My jelly roll had 35 strips, but the twin size quilt called for 39.  So instead of a 7 x 10 block layout, my quilt is 7 x 9.  I am also going to leave off the borders – I think.  Final decision will be made when all the blocks are sewn together.

I am making my quilt with the same design layout as the pattern, but the next time I will play with the blocks on my design wall.

Back to the sewing machine . . .

Marlene

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