Project QUILTING, A Square in a Square Challenge, A Closer Look at Make a Wish
Make a Wish’
24″ x 35.5″
When I saw that square in a square was the challenge my first thought was that I needed to cut out a square in the quilt. I always hate when my mind tells me that I need to cut into a finished quilt…it always hurts my stomach because I’m never sure I’ll be able to put it back together the way my mind is seeing it.
I started out by looking through my fabrics for something that caught my eye for the whole ‘square in a square’ idea. I finally settled on the dandelion fabrics I photographed, edited, and printed via spoonflower. I then found some green/grey/gold/black fabrics to compliment them. I find this color combo sort of dream like…which I’m loving. Next, I pieced everything into a more modern square in a square pattern, using the dandelion prints as the centers of the squares.
I quilted the piece using metallic gold thread and some green thread in a square-y ‘straight line’ design. Next step – bind the quilt.
Now it was time to cut my square out. I cut out a decent size square from the lower right corner of the quilt. From the square I cut out I cut a half inch of all sides of that square. Then I bound the interior cut out square (not easy) and the smaller square – super easier. The next step – I beaded the square back into the spot leaving some negative space and lots of crystal sparkle. I couldn’t stop there – I sewed a few more crystals on, square ones of course, in seven sets of three around the quilt top.
It was done! What do you think?
Created by Kim Lapacek PersimonDreams, in Poynette, WI, for the 1st Project QUILTING Challenge of Season 4: Square in a Square, www.persimondreams.com/2013/01/project-quilting-season-4-…
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