just one yard
By Patricia Belyea
VICTORIA BC It’s difficult for others to visualize using yukata cottons because my samples combine so many patterns together. Here’s a project made with ONE YARD of yukata cotton, three solids, and commercial fabric for the back and binding.
Two retail stores stock one-yard pieces of my yukata cottons—The City Quilter in Manhattan and The Museum Store at La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. This project was designed as an in-store sample.
Before this petite quilt leaves my studio, I’ll use it as a sample for a class I’m teaching to Eastside Quilters later this month. After a morning lecture, I’ll be teaching a three-hour class to guild members. This should be a pretty speedy project for making the quilt top.
You can see that the layout’s similar to a Broken Rail Fence design. It’s actually a riff on Joe Cunningham’s Three Crazy Sisters design that he teaches on his Craftsy class. I added a few more solids and jumbled things up quite a bit so I call this pattern Three Mixed-up Sisters.
The fun polka-dot fabrics are from Drygoods Design in Ballard. It’s a mod local shop with lots of fabrics that complement my colorful yukata cottons.
Name: Sunshine Baby
Size/Year: 29″ x 35.5″ / 2013