I learned a lesson with this quilt do not stay away from big bold prints! It was really fun to make this quilt the past few weeks. I love how graphic the quilt is and mattering how you look at it you see pinwheels or a geometric design . Isn't that fun???? This quilt did not start out as this...
The original plan was to be a stripy quilt I tried the green to use in between the strips of the big bold print. no I didn't like that ....
No didn't work something was missing , it needed the forth border.... oh and did you notice the second round of the red print , go ahead look closely.... I used the fabric to make another inner border , when I cut the squares for the alternate block sometimes the leaves would just be so bold, I decided to take advantage of those pieces and make another "frame". A surprise when you really look at the quilt, I love finding surprises in quilts! don't you????
I talked about this fabric here on this post... I knew this fabric had possibilities !
As you must know by now I love tumbler quilts well look who has a new tumbler template for sale! OMG of course I had to order one this morning , well I ordered two, stay tuned I will be having a giveaway for one very soon..
I am suppose to be having blinders on when reading blogs but just look at that reproduction tumbler I need to make that!
and then I just read Linda's blog and look at that quilt she made from a kit, AMAZING!
and a few other quilts there I really like.....
Have you seen Tim's blog lately, he has a free downloadable snowflake pattern, don't you remember making these as a kid? NOTHING Like his was ever made by me! AMAZING you have to go look
and while you are at it go look at the tablecloth he quilted and made into a quilted tablecloth, really a quilt now! His hand quilting is just incredible....I am in awe every time he shares what he is working on. I love that he buys antique quilt tops on ebay and quilts them into masterpieces...
hand quilting can make even the simplest quilt an heirloom he has proven this over and over again.
THANK YOU for all your kind words about my postage stamp quilt blocks
yes the squares are one inch finished, each block is 10 x 10" finished, 100 pieces of different fabrics are laid out on my sewing table and then I sew it together. I am repeating fabrics but not in a block.
can you imagine having 10,000 different reproduction fabrics to be able to make it a charm quilt, wow! I can only wish. I am fine with it not being a charm quilt.