Wednesday 23 December 2015

A self-indulgent quilt

Self-indulgent in the sense that I just wanted to cut up as many Anna Maria Horner fabrics as possible.
And also because I just bought her latest fabric line, Fibs & Fables and was itching to cut into it.

I started by thinking I was going to follow a pattern in a booklet I'd bought to accompany the Triangler ruler so I duly strip pieced two fabrics with different values and started cutting.

But by the time I'd done a fair amount of cutting, I'd gone right off the idea of following a pattern and just decided to play around with the triangles and see what I cam up with.

Which is how I ended up thinking this might not be a bad idea.

Even by my broad standards, it felt just a little too distractingly chaotic.
Solids felt too hard and restrictive so I went with a linen text fabric I found.

And sewed it all up to make this.

Then it was back to more random cutting to make it a border.
Because I felt it needed one.

And then it just felt balanced and finished so it was on to quilting it.

It feels rich and moody and luxurious and eclectic and I LOVE it.

The back has the left over border strips because I never work out beforehand the amounts I'll need.
It's too restrictive.
I'd rather guesstimate and then use any leftovers on the back.

Oops...missed a couple of parallel quilting lines there

And that's it.
My last complete quilt finish for 2015.

I think.


  1. I think you got another one ya, get cracking! 😂😘

  2. What a great way to finish a year of creating! Wishing you a very happy Christmas x

  3. Love your improv skills1 Great quilt.

  4. Luscious quilt, fabric and quilting - I love straight line quilting! Your photographs on the beach set this quilt off beautifully - can I ask where were the hoots taken?

  5. The perfect quilt to finish the year with. Who cannot love a quilt filled with colour and all those rich tones. I am busy contemplating my AMH stash and the quilt I need to make with it.
    Happy Christmas to you and your family - all the best for 2016. I look forward to seeing your next creations.

  6. What a marvellous quilt to finish the year. It's gorgeous, a riot of colour.

  7. You're awesome! How long did it take you to sew this beauty?
    Merry Christmas!

  8. ha! I never count up what i need, i just cut and cut, and then sew, and sometimes i dont have enough, other times i have too much!!

  9. I love how the border brings it all together - it is beautiful. Merry Christmas and thanks for the learning and the laughs this year:))

  10. It's magnificent, bravo! *stands up and applauds*

  11. Gorgeous, a real grown up colour scheme despite the potential for chaos! What a great quilt to end your quilting year on.

  12. This is my favourite triangle quilt ever!!!!! It is just amazing. I love the warm colours and the chaotic feel. x

  13. The distant views allow your good work with value to shine.

  14. Oh, WOW! Gorgeous (as always:). I'm glad that you added some triangles to make it less chaotic and absolutely fabulous border! This way the quilt is just perfect

  15. Aha! I was wondering how you came upon the idea of the bands across the bottoms of some of the triangles. It really made the quilt spark. Love the border. Your work always inspires me to go start something new with my scrap bins.


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