This week’s post was inspired by last week’s and, before I share Laurie’s quilt, I need to clear something up. The previous time I made a quilt top for my friend Di, we bartered our talents ~ she updated my website and I stitched her quilt top. When I made the top in last week’s blog post I didn’t have any website needs, so Di insisted on paying me for my time. She was quite generous and I greatly appreciate her strong faith, ethical values, and generosity! It was a business deal, so please don’t think more highly of me than I deserve 😊.
If you or someone you know needs help with online marketing or website design, Di offers many wonderful services. Click here to visit her website entitled:
I highly recommend her work!
And the story continues:
Laurie responded to my last post via email with the story of a quilt she made that had a similar pattern. Here’s the pattern for the quilt top I made:
and here’s Laurie’s lovely quilt:
And now for her story:
“I enjoyed reading about Lohr’s Three Step quilt in your blog this week. I was so delighted to see that design and remembered the design I made for my daughter Gretchen. Gretchen lives in Indpls and came for a visit last summer and brought home some samples from a fabric designers pack with flowers and butterflies. The Sales rep was going to throw them out. So Gretchen asked her friend if she could bring them to her Mom to make up a pattern with the fabrics. Her friend said ok and gave them to her & here they are. Gretchen of course being a believer loves butterflies and asked me to make her something with these fabrics. I came up with this design based on the sample sizes. I looked for compliment solid fabrics to go with the designed ones and this is what I came up with.
It didn’t take me long to make the blocks but I accidentally cut the black butterfly fabric the wrong way & had to re-piece it back together to make it fit. I only had one piece of each sample. I ironed on fusible interfacing on the back, zigzaged the two pieces together on the front and colored that seam with black fabric markers (very carefully so I wouldn’t lose the print design). I was sweating that it would look ok, and I think it did. Black fabric is very forgiving. I think it will be a wall hanging or small throw when it’s finished.”
It’s not exactly the same pattern, but quite similar ~ and very pretty. As I began thinking about patterns with different sized squares and rectangles, surrounded by narrow sashing, it reminded me of another quilt I’d featured recently in a post I entitled a Family Affair Quilt.
To read that post click here. What a wonderful effect the skinny sashing creates!
Have you made a quilt with this type of sashing? Please send me photos. I’d love to share them!