Maybe you've seen this type of fabric when you are browsing around at Joann's. I know I have at times. It's a type of homespun cotton fabric cut into 4" inch squares and sewn together. You buy it by the yard. I've never bought any of it as I didn't quite know what I would make with it. But, at one time Martha did.
Justine and I were looking through Martha's fabrics and came across a large 2 yd. piece of this fabric.
It's pretty in all the different shades of blue denim plaids. One of the problems is it had been washed. The seams had raveled (a lot)--- and it took quite a while to trim all the loose fraying threads to turn this into a something that could be used in a quilt. I pressed and starched and steamed it into submission!
I added the red sashing and a used up some leftover blue paisley for the borders. The loose weave of the fabric can be a bit challenging to quilt on. Ta-da! Another Martha Quilt.
54" x 75". Free motion swirls.
Flannel pieced backing. (click on pictures to enlarge)