Quilt Twins Week: Day Five

Today's quilt goes all the way back to March of 1998, when I first designed the digital pattern. I didn't make it in real fabrics until several years later. I call it Shark's Teeth. I only have one quilt made, but a lot of sample blocks.

First a sample block (or two):

Shark's Teeth: 10" block

Shark's Teeth: 10" block

Here is the digital file from March of 1998. Very colorful!

Shark's Teeth digital file from March 1998

As you can probably tell, this is paper pieced. There's no way I can get such sharp points without it! Here are a few shots of the blocks in process. This is a 5" x 10" unit.

Paper pieced unit from back before trimming

Paper pieced unit from back AFTER trimming, leaving 1/4" seams

Then I take the paper off. This is another set, this time in red and gold (Christmas colors).

Four units (5" x 10"), both front and back

Four units arranged as a square block (10" x 10")

But I can arrange them as a border! I'm leaning strongly in that direction.
Border possibilities

And a single 10" block using Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

Shark's Teeth block

And the quilt I made using several background solids (actually shot cottons). Two greens and an orange. It's still waiting to get quilted. I have a Handi Quilter Sweet 16 sit down machine, but this is almost too big for me. As you can see, I'm in no hurry!

Shark's Teeth quilt: 53" x 53". 10" blocks (sets of 4)

Check it out on Etsy. I've included several different sizes (3", 4", 5", 6"). Lots of possibilities!


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