I got it sewn together! I really, really, really wanted to get this basted before I left, and at the time I'm writing this I still haven't done it, but I'm hoping that I will have by the time you're reading it. Confused?
|Night Music...during the day?|
I was so happy to finish piecing this. Lots of the blocks are slightly different sizes, owing to my imprecise construction when I started making the quilt. Despite my obsession with getting perfect points I kind of like it the effect of slightly misaligned blocks here, it adds to the vibrant feeling of the quilt top.
|Blowing in the wind.|
I was inspired by the Quilts of Gee's Bend, and Aztec and Soutwest tribal designs. I designed the pattern myself, and then planned the main color palate (teal and black with the lighter blue), and got two other colors (yellow and red), which I used as accents. While I was working on the layout my goal was to create subtle color paths with the accent colors, although it was tricky since I hadn't planned the layout prior to making the blocks! I really just focused on making each block, and once they were done I made due with what I had created.
|I liked how the shadows from the fire escape played with the quilt here.|
So far it's been a fun project. Now I've just got to quilt it up. Eek? Any suggestions? I'm limited to walking foot designs (which doesn't mean straight, I just can't freemotion - both due to lack of skill and limited sewing machine capabilities).
|Tula on the Left, Anna Maria on the right.|
The back is from Anna Marie Horner's hand drawn garden collection, with a great Tula Pink print to make up the rest of the width. It's going to be pretty simple, and the colors will complement the front nicely.
|One last shot. Looking long and lean!|
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