I was lucky enough to participate in a Birthday Bonus Club in 2016 which consisted of us (a group of Canadian women) sending 50 2.5" blocks to each of the members in the club during their birthday month. So last August when it was my turn to request the kind of fabric I wanted for my squares I knew what I wanted- text prints. This proved to be harder for some than others, but the rule was you had to follow the instructions (hard for me on the months people requested batiks!) so they started flooding in.
This quilt has been finished for over a month but getting the time to take pictures proved challenging. Here it is, finally, my finished quilt, Chatter:
|Each block is a 9-patch with text prints for most of the block save for a different coloured Kona solid in each centre.|
|You can see some of the diversity of the prints I got. Numbers, french, newspapers, symbols. I love the cacophony.|
|I straight (ish) line quilted through each of the blocks right down the centre. Functional and mimics the grid nature of this quilt.|
|The backing is a Heather Ross quilt from her Tiger Lily line that I got for a ridiculous price. I was going to put another print fabric on the back and decided against it. The binding, however, is a newsprint text print.|