There was enough of the Winnie the Pooh print for another charity quilt, but this time I wanted to make the directional aspect of the print not matter. The only way to do that is to deliberately rotate the print so some of it is right side up in every direction.
So, I cut out squares, and rotated them so there were equal numbers pointing in each direction. Then I cut some squares of the fabrics that coordinate with the colors in the print.
I sewed them randomly to the solid squares, not paying any attention to the orientation of the print.
Have I mentioned that I like to use my ends of bobbins to sew scrappy quilts?
I laid out the double squares and distributed the colors around.
I sewed the rows, using numbers on the ends to keep the rows straight.
I pressed all of the strips with the seams toward the print so they would nest nicely.
Arranging the rows back together, nesting the seams.
I added a border, and quilted it with the same cloud pantograph I used in the other Pooh quilt.
Now I was really getting low on the fabrics in this quilt, especially the green and the Pooh print. There was not enough to use in another quilt, but they made nice strips for binding.
This time I took the time to test pin the binding around the quilt, not a lot of pins, just enough to make sure I didn’t end up with a seam on a corner. Then I sewed the binding on.
Stopping well away from the ends, I joined the binding in the usual way.
And all done! Another charity quilt for the November deadline appropriate for a boy, but a girl could use it too.
I have some red and cream fabric with an alphabet print that I might be able to work into one more. We’ll see!!
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Do you use directional prints in non-directional quilts?