Here are a few more pics of the quilt-in-progress I showed the other day. Eli and I decided together that we would call it the Fun Fabric Ant Farm Quilt.
The fabric in the sashing is a Timeless Treasures fabric. I had looked for it for a long time after I got a single square of it in an I-Spy charm swap. I finally found some this fall in Dartmouth, NS at Atlantic Fabrics. I bought what was left on the bolt, 1 3/4 metres. I had the idea of using it as sashing in mind and I think I have pretty much exactly enough to complete this twin-sized quilt.
The scrap sections are 4 inches wide (3.5 inch sewn) and the sashing is 2.5 inches (2 inch sewn). As you can see in the pic above, I randomly put some of the ant fabric in the scrap sections, so it was like a little pathway from one sashing section to another. Now the whole thing is like a giant maze. The ants can crawl around the whole quilt on their little paths. I thought that would be a fun feature. I have also told Eli that if he ever can't sleep he can count the ants (!!!)
It has been a bit time consuming to make. I chain-pieced most of the little scrap bits -- first in twos, then fours, etc, but as you can see I like to press every seam open to keep things flat, which takes a while.
I built this quilt very much like a single large block, from the inside out, adding border after border.
Just a couple more borders to go ...
See you sometime next week.
Posted by Riel Nason on The Q and the U