I have been working on this 3D cube quilt a little more lately and have posted about it previously. It is a house-warming gift for a lover of all things blue.
I knew it wasn't really big enough and I wanted to add more 3D cubes, but I didn't quite have enough of the medium tone blue. So I have had to introduce a new medium tone that is similar in colour. Because I didn't want to only have the new fabric at one end of the quilt, I have needed to unpick quite a few triangles amongst the strips so that the new fabric will be spread out amongst all the shapes.
I also wasn't sure how to treat the 3D cubes at the bottom end of the rows, whether to cut them off flush or to let them complete their shape. I decided I want the cubes to really stand out, so I have let them complete their shapes. I cut 2 and 1/4" strips of grey, then cut out triangles with a thirty degree angle and added them to the end of the strips.
At last - all the strips are sewn together!
I asked my Mister for his opinion about finishing the left and right sides of the cubes, and he suggested not having sliced-through cubes, but letting the cubes finish themselves there too. Oh no - two more strips to add! But it does look better having no cubes cut in half.
Next step will be to add a grey border to match my 30 degree triangles and trapezoid shapes. I am going to make it so that the total will be 60"x 60", so two borders will be slightly thicker than the other two, but overall it will become a square. THEN to add the wadding, backing, and do the quilting!!
To see the next steps and the final quilt click here.