I have a new favourite.
Some of you may remember that I asked back here for advice on how to join all the individual blocks. I received lots of differing advice for which I am extremely grateful
And I ignored it all.
Because all the advice got me thinking about possibilities that I'd never though of before. I knew I wanted the whole quilt to be made from just the one shape.
Each piece was individually cut, with the original inspiration coming from the book Material Obsession II.
It's been my main portable hand sewing project for the last 18 months and it just grew and grew as I made more blocks than the patterns in the book had. So that got me thinking about the possibilities of making the whole quilt from just the one shape. And then I thought 'borders.' It needs a border. But when I'd finished the first border it didn't seem to have the right balance so I carried on and did a second one.
Am I allowed to say I LOVE IT?
Because I do.
It is completely my kind of favourite quilt: a scrappy riot of colour where you notice the colours and patterns rather than it being 'this designer line' or 'that designer line'. These types of quilts are the best for hiding past dodgy fabric purchases. Indeed, this quilt disguises a number of dated and ugly fabrics very well.
I have seen this block on quilty internetland paper pieced but (imo) it's just as doable this way and you can skip the paper template part completely.
You may also remember that when I asked for help last time, I said as an incentive to reply, I'd send some scraps your way. I didn't.
So, if you're still interested, leave a comment and I'll pick someone to help reduce the level of my scrap bin.
Off to start hand quilting this one now.