Sunday, February 21, 2010

Blue & Green Should Never Be Seen...

"Except in the Washing Machine." And of course, in a Quilt!I'm actually a wee bit embarrassed to admit that I only finished this quilt a couple of weeks ago, since I've been using the blocks for my blog header for over a year! But it took me forever to actually get this top quilted and bound. This quilt is very special to me as it was my first attempt at Wonky Piecing and making a quilt without a pattern. I was inspired by Jacquie's Project Improv and her Wonky Log Cabin tutorial and just started piecing with a bunch of scraps that I had. It was so freeing!

I also love that I made this quilt before I became a fabric snob - I don't even know the names of the different prints and I still love it. It seems that now I'm just a wee obsessed with 'designer' fabric that I forget that great quilts don't need name brands.

Although I still adore traditional quilts and piecing, I feel like I've rediscovered the artist in myself with improv and wonky blocks. Thank you Jacquie for inspiring me to put away patterns (at least sometimes) and to just create.
I LOVE this quilt...it makes me happy everyday. So I'm going to keep it for myself.

Happy Sewing everyone!

5 comments:

Teresa aka MarieSews said...

The blue & green are gorgeous together and the white makes it all pop. Beautifully done. I would hang on to that one as well.

Diane said...

beautiful! Love that backing fabric... it is perfect.

Melanie said...

The colors are great and I love your wonky blocks! Congrats on a beautiful finish!

Little Green Doll said...

So beautiful!! I love the colours!!

Marianne said...

I love your blue and green quilt. This coloring combination is definiitely becoming a favorite of mine!