Thursday, June 14, 2012
Made by Me for Me
Some quilts are a bit like wine, they need to be left to mature and this one was a while in the making.
Our Sweet Pea group give each other fat quarters for our respective birthdays in the colours of our choice.
For two birthdays I have received fat quarters in shades of autumn so I thought it was about time to do something with them.
I bought some cream fabric for contrast and Linda had found a pattern for a disappearing nine patch on the internet so I decided to give that a go.
Some of my colour choices were not too good and so the layout suggested in the pattern did not seem to work for me. I decided to play around with the blocks and came up with a layout that revealed stars and so I decided to call the quilt, Surprisingly Starry:-
I asked Linda to quilt it in a way to emphasize the stars and so instead of doing an overall design she tried a number of different techniques and included squares within diamonds, curved cross hatching and piano keys and I couldn't be happier with the outcome.
You can read more about this quilt from Linda's perspective on her blog.