Monday, September 24, 2012
Still playing catch up
Here's another quilt that I finished over the summer. It has long been sent off to it's recipient, but the photos have been sitting here for forever, just waiting to be blogged about.
So this was another commissioned project - a wedding gift - and the only information that I was given was that a) the couple's apartment is very modern and mostly white, b) the couple really likes peacocks.
Thankfully, feathers of all sorts seem to be a big trend right now, so it wasn't hard finding a modern peacock print. I went with a couple of prints from Dear Stella's line, Lanikai, then threw in some coordinating solids.
I stayed true to my usual sewing method and didn't plan a darn thing. I made some half square triangles, and haphazardly picked up whatever fabric was lying close to me and sewed some wonky corners onto 6" white squares. Then I threw everything onto the design floor (seriously, I've been quilting for years and STILL haven't made a design wall. Eesh!) and rearranged until I shouted, "Eureeka!"
I backed it in a giant piece of the Dear Stella peacock fabric, and quilted it with random (of course!) straight lines.
Word on the street is that the couple loved it! Congratulations, you two!