A new week and a new project. I am calling this project The Fall Quilt, even though in Australia we say Autumn rather than Fall, and it is in fact Spring right now rather than Fall. This project was never going to be a quilt in the colors that so remind me of Fall. Instead, this was going to be my Red Quilt.
A Red Quilt. But during the process of pulling and cutting fabric I lost my way, and my vision. I don't usually plan my projects on paper and I rarely sketch or draw to plan a color palette, preferring to work directly and instinctively with color from my fabric stash. This works for me. Most of the time.
I was however too invested in my project to ditch it and start again, and I was confident that not all was lost. So I let go of my Red Quilt - for now - and pressed on creating a color palette that suited the warm but stormy weather (for Spring is unpredictable in Melbourne). Red, Yellow, Pink, Brown. Black, White, and Grey.
I have again followed the same piecing method as per the
to piece this quilt top (although I have cut my fabric strips wider and longer).
A selection more than 130 different quilting cottons were cut
as strips measuring 3.0 inches x 13 inches (this will make more sense when
read in conjunction with the strip piecing tutorial).
I made 36 16-patch blocks ~ a total of 576 patches of fabric,
Quilt top measures 60 inches x 60 inches.
I love how this quilt top has turned out. I especially love how the yellow fabrics bring warmth and light to this quilt! Yellow is a color that I have used carefully and sparingly in the past, and (like my use of the color purple) I am slowly working to change that.
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