An English version follows the Portuguese
A colcha na janela colonial de Goiás Velho é um excelente exemplo de aproveitamento de retalhos.
Quando quero sumir com algumas daquelas tiras que ficam sobrando nas gavetas, apelo para o log cabin.
Há alguns meses quis acabar com um montão de sobras que tinha numa caixa (tinha retalho até do Bob Esponja) e fiz a colcha das fotos abaixo. Dá pra ver no detalhe que fui fazendo meio "na louca", mas, lógico, tentando manter um certo padrão estético.
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The quilt on the colonial window in Goias Velho is a great instance of how one can use up fabric scraps. When I want to get rid of scraps I usually start a new log cabin. A few months ago I decided to use up a bunch of scraps that I kept in a box (I even had some Sponge Bob scraps…) and I made the quilt you can see in the photos. In the detail you can notice the way I arranged the blocks was sort of unplanned, but, at the same time I tried to stick to an aesthetic pattern.
I’ve been thinking of using up my scraps by making a quilt like the one on the window in Goias. I searched for a tutorial on the web and I found two, both in English. I learned that this pattern is known as “roman stripes” among American quilters.
A suggestion: if you’re interested in using up scraps, too, you should definitely pay a visit to Marcia Hohn’s site. (by Cecilia)