Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Aloha

Say hello to quilt number three.  The colours and patterns of the fabric I've chosen remind me of the colours (and the shirts) in Hawaii, and as Autumn starts closing in around us, I think it will be a bright spot in the grey days to come.

Here is a close up which shows the patterns and the colours a little better.

I was inspired by a quilt I saw in Bend-the-rules Sewing, but I tweaked it a bit by changing the width of the stripes and making the finished quilt a rectangle instead of a square.   I really liked working with the stripes, so I will definitely use this pattern again.

I do love the quilts that have small triangles and rectangles making up their pattern, but I can't bear to chop up my fabric that small.  I figure the more I quilt, the more little scraps I will get, and will one day be able to make a scrappy quilt.  For now, I am enjoying the quickness and ease of whipping up a simple quilt top.  Plus, it helps me perfect my less then straight sewing...

Now my search for the quilt backing begins.

4 comments:

Amanda said...

That is beautiful. I love the fabrics.

Momma said...

It is truly beautiful! I can imagine waking up on a dark wet winter day and seeing this quilt first thing, and thinking "I'm just going to lay here and look at these colors a little longer"!

Momma

sheila said...

You're probably headed off already, but I have some fleece I'd like to make hats for the twins with. Got any good hat-making book recommendations for me?

affectioknit said...

The quilt is lovely!