Fairy Frost, Day 2
I was taught early in my professional quilting career to "sew for the camera." That means to let the fabrics do the work so that viewers can see the various prints and want to BUY them! Magazines weren't published to entertain only; they needed advertisers to keep the doors open and that meant inviting fabric companies to come along for the ride (and pay for admission!)
I have made the Flying Swallows quilt several times. It's currently a class I teach for the Sewing Expo. (Next class is in Akron, Ohio.) The most recent version used Fairy Frost. Here are a few of the 45 degree diamonds I cut.
|Diamonds cut from Fairy Frost|
No - I did NOT use templates. Pull out your acrylic rulers and do you see those 45 degree lines that run along a diagonal? Yep! That's what I used!
Makes it very enjoyable for my students. I cut two different sizes of triangles from more Fairy Frost - and then BIG triangles from that dark blue.
|Flying Swallows block: 24" x 24"|
|Flying Swallows Quilt: 38" x 38"|