(If you’re looking for the Giveaway post click here.)
So, I’ve been thinking about this quilt for awhile and I finally got started on it. I bought an Echino panel from The Urban Craft Center in Santa Monica and I wanted to highlight the panel when I used it.
So I decided not to cut the panel and to create something fun to go on the back (or the “other front” since I love reversible quilts). Ever since I started piecing circles using the Dale Fleming method, I’ve been thinking about different ways to use the method and wondered how it would work for “wonky” circles. The design is to make four sets of “concentric” wonky circles to go on the back. Well, really late last night I made the first one. Let me know what you think?
I have quite a few other solids – colors that I pulled from the Echino fabric panel – and each of the four sets of “concentric” wonky circles will be different. Here’s the next set of solids that I’ll use:
Tell me what you think?
So, it’s been a busy last couple of weeks and disappointingly I haven’t been able to work on my quilts much. As a result – I haven’t been able to blog at all. 😦 First it was a week long trip to San Francisco for work. Then it was Thanksgiving and a 3-day weekend cruise to Mexico. While I enjoyed both, there was absolutely no way to squeeze quilting in. This week, I’ve been trying to get caught up and of course I’ve been quilting – continuing to work on MY quilt. I love the way it is turning out too! I was able to cut out most of the quilt before I left on my first trip and the last two nights I’ve been working on chain piecing my blocks. First was the gray. It’s Kona Coal of course.
Next was the black borders. Here they are all ready to be chain pieced.
And here they are all put together!
That was all I planned on doing but, I just had to start to lay it out to see how it’s going to look:
I’m so excited! My boyfriend came over and immediately claimed it as his own! I told him he would have to share it with me. Can’t wait until it’s done.
So, I always make things for other people. And, very rarely for myself. But, I’m learning how to treat myself at least as good as I treat other people so I decided to make a quilt just for me. I have a few of the quilts that I’ve made but, they were usually an experiment or trying out a creative idea. But, they were not an “I am so in love with this fabric” or even a simple “I’m in love with this quilt” kind of quilt relationship.
Anyhow, I kept eying a particular Fat Quarter pack of the Michael Miller Summer Soiree fabric by Paula Prass with all the yellows and blacks and grays. They are not usually my favorite colors BUT, every time I looked at this combination of fabrics, I got all giddy inside. So, not knowing exactly what I would do with them at the time I broke down and bought it. I laid them by my bed at night (maybe that’s why I dream of quilts) and would look at them when I woke up just waiting for inspiration to hit. Then, it hit me! (Duh!) This is going to be MY quilt! I’m so excited. The colors are all bright and summery and this is going to be perfect as the winter approaches. It’s going to be my little piece of summer during the short days of winter! I’m so excited, I’m going to border these in black and gray to make it a little more winter quilt appropriate. 🙂
And, this will be my first, ‘take pictures of all the stages and blog about it’ quilt.
Anyhow, I hope you enjoy watching!