Last month on a FB Live I was challenged by Thai Thompson to make a no-sew quilt project. I seriously had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I'm so glad I took the challenge! Not one single stitch was used to put this together....NOT ONE! Immediately I remembered the honor I had making a quilt with the ladies of Gee's Bend for the show While You Were Out. I loved their graphic patterns and bold use of color and because of that experience, I based my quilt on their work. Challenge yourself at every turn, possums and don't be afraid to Make Your Mark!
Tacked to the fence like art!
Perched on my wood pile!
Ready for a picnic!
Watch how to make it here!
HERE'S WHAT I USED
60" Wide Colorful Cotton Twill
*2 1/2 Yards each of 6 colors
Iron and straight pins
1. Create a puzzle box pattern on a 16 1/2" x 16 1/2" square
*Trace & cut at least 3 copies of this pattern
2. Create a plain 19" x 19" square pattern
3. & 4. Layer the cotton twill and cut 12 16 1/2" x 16 1/2" squares
*2 of each color of cotton twill
5. Layer the cotton twill and cut 24 19" x 19" squares
*4 of each color
6. & 7. Cut the "puzzle box" pieces in fabric
*all 12 layers
8. & 9. Place the puzzle pieces on a 19" x 19" square and glue them in place with E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
*Mix the colors and glue the pieces about 1/4" apart
10. You'll need to create 12 squares with puzzle pieces
11. & 12. Fabri-Fuse the squares together side by side
*My quilt was 3 squares by 4 squares
(part 2 below)
13. Glue the remaining 12 19" x 19" squares together to create the back
*3 squares by 4 squares
14. Cut the batting to fit on the quilt and trim if necessary
*The Fairfield batting it thin so I used 2 layers
15. Fabri-Fuse the first layer of batting to the back of the quilt
16. Glue the 2nd layer of batting to the first
17. Fabri-Fuse the top of the quilt to the top layer of batting
18. Pin all around the edge of the quilt
19. Cut 1 1/2" wide fabric strips
*enough to circle the entire quilt
20. Glue the strips to the edge of the quilt with 3/4" hanging over the edge
and let dry
21. Flip the quilt and iron the remaining 3/4" over the edge of the quilt and glue in place
So ready to be displayed!
Rome wasn't quilt in a day!