It’s not all about the pretty finished photos, you know, there is also the blood and sweat of hours of toil. But seriously, my biggest challenge in progressing my quilting is finding time. But I’ve been plugging away at this challenge this month. This is the Riley Blake sashing stash fabric, provided to Modern Quilt Guild members for the spring challenge. When I saw it, it seemed so geometric, I felt I needed to figure how to get away from squares and rectangles, and eventually hit on using the checkerboard section to make a dresden wheel.
Next, it was time for me to pretend to be a fabric designer. Using fabric markers, I created the rainbow of prints. Can you spot your favourites? Caroline Friedlander, Lizzy House, Tula Pink, all came over to play. I appliqued on the wheel, then added the flying geese border and turned the quilt on point.
Finally, some more triangles in the corners, and a little more colouring will finish it off. I didn’t get the measurements quite right and it’s a little off square. At this point, I think I’m just going to add a bit more of the white solid, square it up, and proceed to the quilting stage. It’s a bit big for a wall hanging but definitely impractical for a baby quilt with all the white, but I might see if it will work as a table topper–at least if no dangerous glasses of red wine are nearby.
I have a lot of the original fabric left, but I will plan to use it in another project. I was showing off what I had done and a friend thought I had actually pieced all of the little squares in the dresden wheel (!) — no, I’m not that crazy.
Linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday with My Quilt Infatuation and Let’s Bee Social with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts (psst, Lorna, you should use this fabric for all the HST in that bear paw quilt you are contemplating…).