I really really love this little quilt. It is #9 of the wheelchair quilts I have done this year, 8 will be for the guild charity project and 2 were done on my own this past Spring. It is also another goal on my Q4 FAL list at On the Windy Side. Two down, six to go...
I wrote about the flimsy, which uses a really cool method of getting a 2.5" HST from 2.5" strips, here. These photos were taken yesterday morning in the dull overcast skies. The colours are spot on. Interesting. All of the fabrics are from the guild's charity fabric stash. The blues are in the same Brannock and Patek line.
Pattern: Stardust with only a 2.5" border from Two From One Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott
Size: 36.5 X 36.5"
Fabric: guild charity (donated) fabric
Batting: Pellon Legacy 100% polyester
Quilted: on my Avanté -- 22 715 stitches :-)
Threads: quilted with Floriani's Fufu's rayon thread in navy
I may have finished up another flimsy this morning...totally off topic and not on any radar, lists, or gifts of any kind...(squirrels, I know; I have it bad)
This is Pearl Gray from Christa Watson's Machine Quilting With Style book that I bought for the guild as librarian. I'd only managed to get a couple of blocks done in time for the meeting last Tuesday; the remaining 7 bugged me the rest of the week to sew them up. I just did 9, a little quilt to sit on when I teach yoga. I wanted to make a pink quilt in this month of breast cancer awareness and I guess I pretty much did. I don't have much grey in my stash, but I did find this 10+ years old RJR not-quite-black, dark greys watercolour fabric left over from a quilted jacket lining. The lighting in this photo does not do it justice. Better photos of it in the future, I promise.
Someone in QBL said earlier this week she looks at a quilt and immediately starts dissecting it to see how she would construct it. I am the same! I did this as soon as I saw this quilt in the book. When I was piecing it, I thought of a different construction method than the one Christa uses, one where you don't make 9 blocks but you make components. It would eliminate the matching of the grey lattice pieces. More on that in another post; this is supposed to be computer-free Sunday!
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