Thinking about my second choice as an entry for The Bloggers’ Quilt Festival run by Amy’s Creative Side I went for the polar opposite of my first entry which was a quilt that was planned and scoped out to a millimetre of its life. This time it’s a quilt that was easy and quick to make, pretty much thrown together and yet one of my favourite quilts today. It’s another quilt that lives with me and gives me pleasure every time I see it or sleep under it. The original post is here.
This quilt also celebrates the wonderfully collaborative, generous and inspiring quilting community of which we are a part. I first came across this simple but oh so effective design on the IG feed of Poppy @cuckooblue. Poppy was making a multi coloured version seen here on her blog. What I loved about it was the colour contrast with the scrappy neutrals in fact Poppy has done another similar styled quilt using the drunkard path blocks. Well I had plenty of scrappy neutrals. So I blatantly copied her and she cheered me all the way.
I wanted a bed quilt for our spare room that doubles as my sewing room so blues/greens were going to work in there. I had plenty of blue/green scraps of course. So an evening with a rotary cutter, a cutting mat, my accuquilt and a couple of Sherlock Holmes episodes (which I had to watch twice as the plots twist and turn so much) I had a large pile of 2 1/2” squares and another of 4 1/2” squares. Then a couple or so sessions of fairly mindless chain stitching to get the units sewn, then some vague matching of blue/green tones to get the actual blocks. It really was that easy.
I was pleased with the quilting which was fast FMQ in a lazy figure of 8 style. The density of quilting was right for a bed cover as opposed to one that gets draped over shoulders and snuggled up in.
Probably best of all is that it is like a memory quilt with all the fabrics (well the bluey green ones) I’ve used since I started quilting each with its own history and reminder of other quilting projects around the house or gifted
And it appears I’m not the only one that loves it …..