First thing we need to do is cut 1½” strips from the black fabric. I used 8 for the vertical strips and 2 for the horizontal for the top and bottom.
Starting with the first vertical row, sew a border strip onto the left side of each vertical row. When you get to the last vertical row, sew a border strip on each long side of it.
Shift the vertical rows up and down until you find a pleasing arrangement. Or, maybe you just like them with the black strips all lined up. Sew them up in your favorite arrangement! You’re the boss of your own imagination!
What I find helpful is to take a picture so when I’m pulling them down from my layout to sew, I have an image saved.
Taking two strips at a time, marking where you start sewing at the top, sew right sides together. Continue until all the strips are sewn together. Press.
Trim the top and bottom and add the remaining black strip onto top and bottom.
Quilt and bind. I did quilting in long even rows emphasizing the vertical part of the quilt. For the sky, I used white thread and for the remainder I used green thread, matching the stitching rows up as I went.
Enjoy your beautifully fractured landscape.
This quilt is perfect for a nature lover or those with camps or cottages or those who love greens and browns.
This is part 5 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 4: Making a fractured landscape quilt using a simple piecing method