Do you remember the match the following quizzes we did at school? Believe it or not, I loved them. I came across one again in a training I was doing for work this week. This quilt was inspired by the match the following quiz, only more colorful.
I started with a fat quarter of background fabric and some colorful 1″ wide scraps. I cut the background into three columns – the questions, the answers and the match lines. See my diagram. I cut along the lines one by one and sewed them back with the 1″ sashing. I marked my diagram on the wrong side of the fabric – so the quilt was a mirror image of what I wanted.
I used a really cool chemical compound fabric for the backing. When I saw it first I thought they were caffeine molecules but on further research, they appear to be the four nucleotides that make up the DNA – Adenine, Thymine, Guanine, Cytosine. That’s so cool! I’m not sure which way I’m going to hang this quilt, so I made sleeves for all 4 corners. I used two layers of Warm & Natural cotton batting and quilted straight lines about 1″ apart.
This was a small, fast and original project I loved making. I’m planning on doing one more – this time drawing the schematic on the right side of the fabric and paying more attention to matching the seams, and taking more pictures on the way so I can write up a tutorial. This was also one of those spontaneous projects that takes hold of you and doesn’t let you rest till it’s done. Got the idea on Monday and picked out fabrics that evening, cut them up on Tuesday, pieced on Wednesday, quilted on Thursday and added binding and this post on Friday. All this in the evenings after work.
Also linking DRop Everything And Make It! (DREAMi!) at mmmquilts.com