A little facts about the quilt:
Size: 75x75 inches
Fabric: lots of different lines Kate Spain's 'Seranade', Riley Blakes 'For the boys', Noteworthy by Sweetwater, 'Salt Air' by Cosmo Cricket, 'Smallville' by Lucy Sommers, 'Marrakesh' by Hoffman, Robert Kaufmann's 'Architecture', and many more.
Techniques: Improv piecing, QAYG, paper pieced stars
Binding: Andover by Modern Quilt Studio
Pattern: made as I went along but with some fab paper pieced stars as center.
It's dark, wet and windy today. I hope I'll have a chance to get som better pictures over the weekend. For now a clothesline picture under a half-roof will have to do:
I started this quilt about a month ago and finished it only yesterday night. There was no big start-to finish plan. It just grew bit by bit. One night I couldn't sleep and I was thinking colors at patterns. I eventually gave up on sleeping and went downstairs to start some improvised books. I was pulling fabric of the shelf like a madman and cutting random strips between 2 and 4 inches, sewing them into the improvised blocks.
Next day, looking at the improv blocks, I thought of some old orphan 4x5 modern bee blocks from 2012-13. I dug deep in my cupboard and pulled them out. They were so amazingly perfect I keep thinking that maybe there was purpose for all the late night mess anyway. I decided to let them be the centre of the quilt. I'll have to do a little research to find out who did what block. I made only one of the myself.
I then started on some geese strips and once I was finished with them I thought the quilt had only one problem. It was too small.
I showed it to my friend Linda, who cleverly suggested using a bit more white and square shapes so after a few tries I ended up with the square blocks.
The blocks was QAYG. I used some the softest, thick, luxurious fleece background, so this quilt will definately be a crowd pleaser. Soon my nephew Anders is moving into a new apartment. I have a strong feeling he will find this quilt under the Christmas tree :) A quilt is still the best way to send a kind thought and give a big warm hug from a distance.
I'm struggling with what category to put it in. It's definatly a large quilt, it's modern, I didn't use patterns at all so I guess it could also be my own design (though I would think this as rather presumptuous as its only a lot of classical blocks in my own setting). Oh, and it's also home quilted. I think more than anything it's a modern take on a large quilt. Modern it is then.
As much as I do like this quilt, it's gotta be enough information. Can't have you go into information overload mode :) I don't know about you, but I'm off to enjoy, look and find lots of inspiration at the Quilt Festival.