The Nickel Challenge Quilt
These are some of the prints I chose as my part of the challenge.
Here is a pic of some of the squares we collected together. I thought about it for some time, thinking that maybe a Amish type of quilt, simple with a black background to pop out the colours. One thing led to another and before I knew it, I had a plan. I went through my stash and added the number of squares that I thought would give me the required size for the challenge. I cut all of the squares in half, then I decided that I wanted to have some play with the fabric, something to give it life. So I ironed each piece in half and sewed a 1/4inch pleat down the centre, I did this which was fun, I had materials hanging in the bathroom, on hangers
Then I started laying everything out on the floor, (duplicates together).
I started putting out the squares in a graduated color scheme, something I didn't want to play with because I know nothing about it, however I just went with what was pleasing to my eye. Because I have duplicate squares, my plan was to reflect them in the other half of the quilt. Above is half of the quilt.
This is how it looks layed out. I think it has a nice flow, I just reversed the rows placing the first column upside down on the far side and continued to the middle. I wasn't sure how it was going to look because the middle rows would be so close, but I like it!!
Now getting back to the fabric manipulation, I thought I would run a multicoloured metallic thread up and down each row to create a wave effect. So I started doing that.
It's hard to see but each row has a wave to it!
I am now in the process of joining each row together, starting with the two middle rows as the wave peaks there into a larger wave. I expect I will just border with a nice black.
I will post a pic of the completed top soon (at least of the wave action part) as I want to get this completed to I can get back to the other projects I haven't completed.