Lots of new quilt tops
Over the last month I've made lots of quilt tops, but haven't really got backs ready for them. Here's a mostly picture post of what I've been working on.
EggsThis egg quilt was inspired by a quilt on flicker that was inspired by a rug in a home decor catalogue. I made rectangular blocks using one fat quarter of the Malka Dubrawsky print and some matching Kona yellow and grey linen look print.
Low VolumeThen I tried a low volume version with a pastel lilac feature print and some linen and textured woven cotton and a coordinating Kona blue. I'm not as pleased with it as the egg one, but once I sew the blocks together, I might like it more. The egg blocks are 8 x 13 and the low volume are 12.5 x 9.5. I think the long narrow ones are more dynamic than the more square ones.
Gees Bend Jeans
I finished off* my Gees Bend inspired jeans quilt. I found my old black jeans and used them to make the last two blocks. Over all, the complexity looks nice, but somehow it seems like a lot of unwashed jeans. I used a rough cream coloured linen as the light fabric and that seems to add to the dingy dirty look. I think I'll call this one "dirty hippies".
* by finished of, I mean I got the top done and have now lost interest.
WaterI selected a group of Japanese water prints for this Ringle and Kerr pattern called Stacks. The prints are very watery with Koy fish, reeds, clouds and ginko leaves. However when I cut them up, the prints lost their oomph. I added the large squares of fabric along one side and set them off with wide background strips and I really love the asymmetry of the layout. Now what to do for the back?
Sunny SideWith my Gem 5 and Gem 10 rulers I made a huge sun for the back of the wonky star quilt
The rulers make it easy for everything to fit together easily. The only tricky part was getting the sky blue cut so that it fit in easily. The only Y seam was putting together the pentagon shape of the 5 identical triangles. You can see them between each of the outside points. Everything else, even the background blue was all straight seams.