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  • The Power of Striped Fabric
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    Sharon Keightley
    I love to design my own quilt patterns and share them. I am a confessed lover of vintage and reproduction fabrics, my favorite thing to do is applique.
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The Power of Striped Fabric

The Power of Striped Fabric

The Power of Striped Fabric

It always amazes me how a Striped Fabric can dramatically change the design of a quilt. While currently working on my Scrappy Basket quilt  which is made from my scrap bin. I discovered a lovely stripe fabric already cut to the right size. ( Must have been fate ) I tried this piece of striped fabric with my basket quilt. I was so glad I did, the power of striped fabric rocks !! The piece I found in my scrap basket had been left over from my 'Star Flower Table Runner' where again the power of striped fabric rocked ! Just to digress a little I have just remembered that I used a striped fabric on the zig zag border of my 'Woodland Table Runner

 The Power of Stripe Fabric / Pine Valley Quilts              

Back to my Scrappy Basket Quilt ! The piece I found in my scrap basket had been cut with the stripes running downwards, although to cut the fabric selvage to selvage the stripes were running crosswise. I tried both directions........... Which direction do you like ? I liked the downwards direction without a doubt but its always best to try everything first before making the final decision right ?................... 

The Power of Striped Fabric / Pine Valley Quilts

Stripes going downward

The Power of Striped Fabric / Pine Valley Quilts

Stripes going crossways

Scrappy Baskets

Stripe fabric borders sewn onto basket blocks                  

I am loving making this scrap quilt, I love when the quilt design changes direction. Keeps me on my toes...........

You can find the Scrappy Baskets Quilt Pattern here

Happy Stitching

Sharon

Comments on this post (3)

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Too true ! Would you believe I have already unpicked the strip I had done and sewn them all crosswise for the very reason you said. Also in hind sight you see more of the stripes crosswise. Sometimes you really have to walk away and come back with fresh eyes.

    — Sharon Keightley

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Cross ways does it for me every time! Also you don’t have to worry about it being straight! :-)

    — sue

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Love your baskets and the scrappy look.

    — BillieBee

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