Thursday, June 26, 2008

Seminole Patchwork

I promise to add dimensions to the strips in the directions below.. but I wanted to at least post pictures for you to see... More soon, I promise!
I have this little side business... I make custom kitty quilts. It sounds funny, but they are now all over the US and the world. Last summer I made this one for my girl, Jasmine. I love graphic designs, and Seminole patchwork has always held a certain appeal. I sewed about 7 pieced bands, but used only 5 in her quilt. Here are some pictures of how three of them are put together.

This is a traditional Seminole band. The black and white strips are about 2" wide, the turquoise one is 1-1/2". After the strips are sewin together, they are cut crosswise into 1-1/2" pieces.
Then every other one is rotated, and the strips are set at a 45 degree angle to make the design shown below.
This next band is not a traditional Seminole design



7 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

love the colors - beautiful and very graphic

Diane said...

This is wonderful. You get amazing variety using that technique.

Laurie Ann said...

Oh, I just love those seminole designs. I am definately going to give those a try. Too cool! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

Oh, this looks wonderful!

Trisha said...

Wow, that looks so cool!

flagmum said...

What are the measurements on the non traditional bands, I am working on Christmas gifts and want to band hand towels. Yes Christmas starts in July, really all year in my heart.

Gladys said...

It´s beautiful! Thank you very much for sharing with us! I love the last in black and white! Have a nice day!