Yes, I know, it’s not alliterative. But here it is anyway. I put together the top for my Anna Maria Horner mini quilt swap on instagram. This started with the purchase of the tri-recs rulers (since I had free shipping on Amazon anyway with my husband’s birthday present). Several sketches later, I pulled out a variety of AMH fabrics and cut out 16 or 24 right and left handed triangles in each colour-way I used.
I had to join this swap, after all it is AMH! When I started quilting and being drawn to modern fabrics, I wasn’t sure I liked the big graphics, but her saturated colours were irresistible. I was assigned AMH in a charm square swap (although most of the fabrics tended to be modern blenders, as the rest of the swappers seemed to implicitly agree that large prints are not so useful in charm square size), and ended up buying extra yardage to keep. I then won a fat quarter bundle in a giveaway, and added in more yardage on every order. Finally I decided it was time to stop hoarding it, and a large part of my stash is waiting patiently for me to finish sewing together the Starbright quilt.
On the advice of my instagram buddies, the light coloured triangle are a linen cotton blend. Possible a little less stable than the quilting cotton, but certainly good enough for a mini which will be washed rarely. Everything is prewashed, and I have started washing fat quarters by hand–it’s just as easy a machine washing, and reduces the long strings mixed in with my other laundry.
Now I am debating how to quilt this–I have a couple of weeks to decide yet. I had originally planned on feathers in the linen, but with the illusion of boxes now created, I’m not sure if that is the right motif. Any ideas?
Linking up to Julie at Pink Doxies (who is also in this swap, tee hee).