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"Pocho dots & Squares" / 45" x 40" / Ashley NewComb | by daintytime
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"Pocho dots & Squares" / 45" x 40" / Ashley NewComb




I definitely learned that I enjoy this quilt more when I don't think too much about the pieces I'm sewing together. I sewed large blocks and then spent some time rearranging those larger blocks on my design wall until I had a pleasing layout. I think it's more fun for me when I don't know how the finished quilt will look while I'm making it.


"I used a couple Nani Iro double gauze fabrics in this quilt and really enjoyed making a quilt out of something other than just quilting cottons. I picked my filler fabric without realizing that I wouldn't have enough, so when I ran out I substituted in another print in the same gray and white.


As with the my first quilt, I decided to incorporate a bit of hand quilting - this time machine quilting vertical lines and then adding in some large hand quilted circles in aqua afterwards."


Again, I kept this one pretty true to the score, but had fun selecting my fabrics to add a little extra interest. My gray background fabric is a Nani Iro double gauze called Herringbone Pencil, and rather than being just a solid gray, it has a very faint pattern when you see it up close. Additionally I has an almost metallic strip running down both sides of the fabric, so I had fun cutting squares to incorporate this stripe, which almost looks like an additional fabric in the finished quilt.


I think it would be fun to use this score to make a much larger quilt - maybe cutting large squares to see how changing the scale changes the look of the quilt.



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Uploaded on March 29, 2014