Friday, September 11, 2015

Design Floor Friday - Two Cents... In French

Welcome to another edition of Design Floor Friday!!  Today, we have the French Provincial Quilt that I have been working on... off and on... but it looks a little different this time around:

I chose border and binding fabric (by committee) last week.  You can read about that near the end of THIS POST on my Quilt Bee Blog.  The photo above shows the binding, border, and top... BEFORE they meet the rotary cutter.

WHAT are you talking about, Joyful?!?!?  (Look back at THIS July post to refresh your memory.)

Yes.  This is another quilt top that is destined for the chopping block (er... cutting mat.)  The Schoolhouse Twister Quilt uses the Twister Ruler to take a simply pieced quilt and transform it into a Pinwheel Quilt WITHOUT making half-square triangles!!

This is an interesting technique.  NOT for the faint of heart (or those who fret about wasting fabric!) The down side when using the Twister Ruler, you lose approximately one-third of your pieced top. (You will, however, be able to "rescue" a fair amount of the "off-cuts" to use in later projects.)  As I mentioned earlier, the up side is that you end up with a Pinwheel Quilt without making a single half-square triangle.  (If YOU don't like making them, this method is for you!!)

You may have seen the top before (if you've visited in the past couple of months.)  The border shows well in the photo, but you may like a better look at what I'll be using for the binding fabric:

It's a BOLD border print that incorporates the colors in the quilt top.  It was the best choice available and I think it will finish off the quilt nicely.

Oh!  If you were wondering about the title of this post... it's because that, plus $32 is the TOTAL PRICE of this quilt!!!  Thank you, again, Melissa!!

Until next time...
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