Time to get out some 2015 license plates from the row-by-row and do a new quilt. But what?
I started with 7 of my favorite plates from the many that remained. These are all special to me or beach themed or just fun.
I added a 1" wide strip to all sides of the plates then trimmed that unit to 4 1/2" x 8 1/2".
From my stash I cut about a 2" square chunk from the rainbow of colors plus some multi colored fabrics. Then I trimmed all of them to 1 1/2" square. I cut 4 rows of black 1 1/2" x WOF (width of fabric) and sub cut into loads of 1 1/2" squares.
This is my design wall where I auditioned the fabrics.
To make this quilt I made 5: 4 Patch units of each: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and 2 sets of multi for the horizontal rows. For the short end of each license plate I made 2: 4 Patch units with blending colors like red/orange and orange/yellow etc.
At this point the top measured 10 1/2" x 44 1/2".
Sue does indeed love to SEW!
I love the clown fish!
I love the beach. See the polite blue M & M tipping his hat to a gecko?
See my white dog Sasha chasing after the octopus?
And if it's 5:00 somewhere........then it's happy hour.
I've got 2 parrot friends and an umbrella drink to get started.
Sasha is checking out the new quilt hanging in the kitchen.
There are cats on the back of the quilt and a label in the corner.
12" x 46"
Linking to Finish it Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.