Just a quick post, since it is really just an SOS in disguise.
Earlier this year I posted about my dissatisfaction with quilting the same old quilts, the “should” quilts. Well, I have made progress, albeit slow progress, in finding out exactly what I do want to quilt and make.
I finished the Artists Way, and picked up a book on colour to work through next. I have also been educating myself about the periods of art history I enjoy, namely the Arts and Crafts, Nouveau, and Bauhaus movements.
I have also started fabric painting, giving stamping, marbling and salt batik fabric painting a go. More to come on that later.
I decided to approach studying colour by tackling one colour at a time, first up being red. And so I made a little improv quilt, based on a method I can remember seeing in the last couple of months. It involved making a wonky cross flimsy, then cutting blocks out of the top, to rejoin. But do you think I can find the original tutorial?
So, I am hoping someone can help me out. Can you remember the blogger, or the name of the pattern? If so, please drop me a line, so I can find it, and give credit where credit is due. I am also interested in how to quilt this top, either to add further wonkiness, or contrast with it. Ideas?
And in case you are wondering, yes, the borders are also trimmed to be wonky. Just to unsettle the piece a bit further. Only time will tell if this was a good idea.
Until I hear back I shall go forth and do some gardening, Spring is well and truly sprung here in New Zealand, with wild and woolly weather every day.
Linking up with Sew Fresh and Silly Mama Quilts.
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Thanks so much, I shall go have a look. You can always count on quilters to have a pattern encyclopedia inside their heads.
Yes, I particiated in that, too! The Crosscut QAL. It’s also in Instagram at #crosscutqal.
Thanks for getting back to me? Did you finish your version? I shall hop on over to your blog, and have a look.
Love that you made a red version with those fabulous low volume background prints. It looks great. I’m seeing straight line quilting for this one! 🙂
I agree, its either straight line, or the zig zag I have seen in others. Should I go straight over the border though, or quilt that separately is the next question.
Love the red with the low volumes!
Thanks. My local Morelands Fabrics got a box of FQ in, and let me have first rummage. I found some Lizzy House, but thought they were so beautiful I’d better use them fast, or they would stay in my stash forever.