Or pots in a bazaar.
Or wrapped up sweeties.
All suggestions for what the pattern in this quilt looked like.
I just saw it as a good way to go wild with random scraps of fabric; not caring if they matched or not as I felt using the solid cream would calm things down.
I didn't baste this one. All I did was put the backing fabric on the floor, put the batting on next, then the quilt top. I gathered the three layers up and then used my hand-quilting hoop to secure the middle of the quilt, this immediately providing a taut surface. I then hand-quilted the inner outline of the coloured shapes, moving the hoop around as I did so, to keep the surface continually tight and flat.
That was accomplished over a couple of evenings. Then, once the whole quilt was secure, I machine quilted the rest of it. On the plain beige I echoed the shapes and on the coloured fabrics it was the well honed technique of pedal to the metal and go mad.
Back is some cuddly flannel spliced between a regular quilting weight cotton.
I can thoroughly recommend the ruler used to make this quilt and have absolutely nothing to gain by mentioning it.
I just think if something is a good idea you should share it.
Onwards and upwards to the next quilt now...
Oh and it's Finish It Up Friday over at Amanda Jean's