Not all that long ago I pinned this breakfast tray onto my Pinterest board (Pattern, Shape, Color, Design), although it has been floating about in my Tumblr favorites much longer.
I enjoy both Pinterest and Tumblr for these are both sites where I can collect and share my favorite pictures as well as be inspired by and keep up with what everyone else is creating.
The above breakfast tray - by Maria Dahlgren - caught my eye for it's colorful patchwork design, that surely with the right fabrics would look like a fun quilt! And so it started ... pulling fabrics from stash, cutting squares and piecing half square triangles ....
Although fabric selection is critical to the overall look of the finished quilt, the construction and piecing of the quilt top was really very simple. I tried hard to not over think the layout, and allowed the "pattern" to unfold without assistance.
I've had fun with this quilt top! It was a little experimental and involved loads of fabric play. I also tried out several different block sizes and soon realized that block size had little impact on the effect of the design. I settled on a 5 inch finished square.
Now thinking about making the backing and starting the quilting.
Thank you for stopping by,