The idea had been to try the fabrics in different combinations and layouts to see what worked best to get the 3D transparency effect but I've decided to just get stuck in. I know I'm going for the Share and Share Alike Quilt by Ringle & Kerr and, thanks to Tatty dog, I know I'm making a runner to cover the holes in my sofa. This makes my decision easy - an 8 block runner in neutrals and gold and given that I've ended up with a colourway that is identical to the example in the book I think I'm pretty much guaranteed success (is that cheating?!).
So I got cracking and here's the results:
|Various stages of making blocks|
|Here's two blocks with sashing - can you spot the 'transparency' effect?|
|Maybe you can see it more easily at an angle?|
Looking at these photos there appears to be a mark on the quilt but I know that there isn't - checked out the camera lens and it needed a good clean - hopefully future photos will be more accurate!
I only bought enough fabric for my initial trials so 2 blocks was as far as I could go. Need to buy more fabric now to make another 6 blocks, border, backing and binding. Let's hope the sofa can hold out that long - I'll keep you posted!
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