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Moda prairie paisley II

A while back I had bought a layer cake and was wondering what I could make with it, and after starting to make a star block, I quickly realised that two layer cake squares would make only an 8.5" star block with a couple of pieces left over, so I decided that my layer cake would not go as far as I would like.   Lucky I only made one block before cutting my fabric up, and decided I didn't want to waste that much in the seam allowances...  I don't normally worry, but I only had the one layer cake!!
 
Anyway, after being inspired by Nicolas fig tree quilt, I made up a brick style quilt in my moda prairie paisley II fabrics, into a small quilt ready to quilt on a pantograph sample for my studio to show to customers when they come and choose their designs.   I would love to have every design that I offer quilted out on a quilt, and that was always my intention to do so, one of these days I may find enough time in the day to quilt a small quilt in every design.
 
I  need to trim up the edges, and ... confession time - my quilt is not very squared....  as I piece at home sometimes in my "home and me time" I have two of alot of things for home and my studio, such as rotary cutters, mats, rulers etc....  you will no doubt laugh when I say I forgot I had taken my home pins to top up my pins at the studio when binding a large customer quilt recently, and really could have done with them when sewing my strips together and lining up my "bricks"  I am too impatient, and I really couldn't wait until the next day as I was on a piecing roll and taking advantage of a night at home when hubby was out, and it really was so simple to make...  but it is only intended to be a sample, so I don't mind too much .....
 
Now what to quilt on it ???????
 
 
 
 

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