This is what I’ve been up to the past couple of days. The Modern Quilting book offers a few patterns using what they call “slice and insert” technique. I thought I’d make the three pillow tops, revised a bit to combine them into a long wallhanging. In my imagination, I had enough of the inset fabric for borders, but that wasn’t true! So I ended up with this.
I’m not sure yet if I’m calling this done. It’s the right size, I think. I could add a long strip to the bottom, or add sashings in some places, or a border. To be continued. (I think I’d like to find a bright blue for the binding or border.)
This technique is not necessarily modern. I’ve seen variations of it elsewhere, and I remembered seeing it a book on my shelf. “Crazy Nine Patch” and “French Connection” in Lynne Edward’s book Stashbuster Quilts. Those quilts are made with inset strips to form a nine patch.
While flipping through the book, I came across a pattern for this fellow –
I made him up for my Mom, who has advanced Alzheimer’s. I thought it might make her smile!