In my last post, I vented my frustration at not being able to find a suitable pattern for the fabrics I had looked forward to using in a "special" quilt, and I had pulled out the blues and some yellows in my "leftovers" boxes and began to piece a log cabin quilt. Here is the result:
I used a straight furrow setting and am rather pleased with the results.
And all those lovely fabrics I pictured in my last blog post? And my frustration at not finding a suitable patttern in which to use them? After a lot more deliberation, I finally settled on a pattern called "Windflowers," and got to work cutting out the pieces. Laying them out on my design wall, I called in my "quilt advisor and quality control man" whose critical eye was not yet satisfied with the combination of two of the fabrics. Reluctantly agreeing that he was right again, I re-arranged the pieces, which produced a more satisfactory result, but it also necessitated another shopping trip to buy the extra fabric needed for the new design. To make a long story short, I finally put together the top.
I think perhaps it needs another border, but I'm happy with the results so far. The ironic part is that I've only used just one of the original seven fabrics!
Does it need another border and if so, what would you suggest?
Meanwhile I think I'll take a break from the traditional and those other six fabrics and return to my fabric art.
I am a quilter who enjoys sharing her passion for quilting through her writing and am a member of The Edmonton and District Quilters Guild and the Canadian Association of Quilters.
I enjoy both traditional and modern quilting and always enjoy the challenge of something new and different. I've been making quilts for over thirty years, writing about quilting for over twenty and have been published in such magazines as "Quilt World," "Quilting in Wild Rose Country" "Quilter's Connections" and write a regular column for "The Canadian Quilter" called "The Light-hearted Quilter."
My book "Crazy About Quilting; Confessions of an Average Quilter" was published by Whitecap Books, Vancouver, BC.
I am always interested in hearing and learning from other quilters in Canada and around the world.