As you know from my last post, I wanted to make a simple quilt with some of the gorgeous Westminster fabrics that I love. Anna kindly suggested a quilt from Material Obsessions first book called Avalon (Thanks Anna, I really appreciated your input). I have made Avalon before and it IS so easy and would be perfect to showcase the large florals. However I have decided to go even easier, and simply cut the fabrics into long strips. I pulled together more of the fabrics with the large, delicious flowers all over them, and picked up a few fabrics with smaller prints such as dots or stars or damask. The larger florals I then cut into 7 inch strips and the smaller prints into 2 inch strips. It took an afternoon to cut the strips and arrange them to my liking, and about 45 minutes to sew it all together. Very quick, very easy and I'm very happy with the result.
I think it shows off the large, repeated florals beautifully. It reminds me of oldfashioned wallpaper so I'm thinking of calling it Wallpapered Goodness (or something like that?!).
I have ordered some fabric for the back of the quilt from Quilternity's shop, Terri has Kaffe fabrics at a fabulous price. Then I will need to think about how to quilt it. I usually leave my new quilt tops hanging over a lounge chair for a couple of days and hope that inspiration will come to me as I walk past it. Again, something simple I think.
This quilt makes me feel happy....a quick and easy, fun and cheery quilt to make as we are coming into winter here in Melbourne. Once it's quilted I think it will live on the back of one of my lounge chairs to brighten up the place through the cold season.
Have a lovely weekend xo