I started working on another UFO last week, in pursuit of my goal to retire 12 UFOs this year. It’s a top I pieced from Denyse Schmidt’s first line of fabrics called Flea Market Fancy for FreeSpirit. It can hardly even be called a quilt design: it’s just squares set with sashes and corner posts. Here is the recipe:
You need big squares cut 9.5″ x 9.5″
You need small squares cut 3.5″ x 3.5″
You need rectangles cut 3.5″ x 9.5″
Join them as shown below.
I created a “fake” border by making all the perimeter patches dark. I like this effect a lot and will do it again sometime.
I only auditioned one border fabric, because it was so funky and unpredictable that I just had to use it. It’s a FreeSpirit from about five years ago, designed for a line by Terrie Hancock Mangat called Fiesta. The print is called Pie Party. Isn’t that fun?
The people in the border are just wonderful!
So are the dogs!
I didn’t want to lose the craziness of the scene, so I cut the borders 11″ wide. I like this! Even though I had several yards of the fabric (off a clearance table), I had to piece the top and bottom border strips; I also needed to add corner posts.
In some ways I think this is hideous. But I also love it because it is so weird. Have you made a hideous/funky quilt? We’d love to see it.
Now to think up some off-the-wall quilting designs and calm down the edges with a simple binding fabric. I’ll keep you posted.