I've been making the most of some quiet time between Boxing Day and New Years Eve.
|Initial layout on my design table!!!|
I've finished another quilt top. I've ordered some flannel for the backing, so I won't be able to do any more with this until it arrives.
I was so worried about how this would look, hoping it wouldn't be too busy. I shouldn't have doubted myself, I think it turned out great. I would, wouldn't I! I did have a little hiccup at the beginning, you can read about it here, however it was all sorted with help from the lovely Shay.
This is destined as a house warming gift for friends, I'm pretty sure they don't read my blog. I wanted to make something that wasn't too feminine that they could use on the sofa in the living room. Her favourite colour is orange, specifically burnt orange.
There are lots of different fabrics in this quilt top. Including Hope Valley, Castle Peeps, Hometown, Zen Garden, Anna Maria Horner, Kaffe, Lakehouse, batiks, a 30s repro, text fabric, spots, checks and so many more. This is my idea of scrappy, I just can't do random scrappy it has to be controlled, so the circles are either a shade of orange or cream and the background is either light through to dark grey or an occasional brown, sometimes with a hint of colour.
|Almost final selection, I took out some of the darker purple/greys and the lighter green/greys|
I used the Raw Edge Circle tutorial by Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew.
This is the second time I've used this pattern. I love it and I'm sure I'll use it again.
|Strawberries and Champagne, my first Raw Edge Circle Quilt|