faux roman stripes

Thank you for all your nice comments on my pink and gray improv quilt! I had a lot of fun putting that one together, even though it took a lot more time (and a lot of extra measuring!). I made use of both my design wall and design floor as I laid out and rearranged (and then rearranged some more!) various sections.

And after completing that quilt top, I felt the need for something quick, and this was just the ticket. This combined my interest in playing with stripes – more specifically using striped fabric in place of piecing stripes – and my interest in making a quilt out of white and one color. This design is meant to look like a roman stripe design — I’ve seen many examples in the older quilt books I have, and this one in particular (that link doesn’t provide any info on this quilt, but does provide an image of a lovely antique blue and white roman stripe quilt) made up of just blue and white is beautiful.

(this is what most of my quilt photos look like these days! this little helper can’t resist a quilt!)

I decided to once again make use of that great gray and white stripe from Lotta Jansdotter’s Bella line. I used squares of the stripe (cut on the bias) and made up half square triangle blocks, pairing each stripe block with a white. A little trimming and bam! nice quick quilt!

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