my unfinished quilt
My mind has turned back to quilting lately. My quilt, that I started so long ago, still sits patiently waiting to be finished. I almost wonder if I have left it too long too pick up again, but I know I must finish it. Not least of all because I have promised it to a certain little person in my life.
So many lovely new fabrics have come in since starting it that I would love to use. In particular I am desperate to make a quilt from these flannels as I have some new ones on the way. There is a danger I will start my next quilt before finishing this one.
I have also been wasting a
lot bit of time obsessing over researching other people's quilts on Pinterest. How cute is this fox?
I've always struggled a bit with putting colours together. I was really lucky at school that in art we did a lot of textiles, in particular lino-cutting and batik. I used to adore those lessons. I loved creating the pattern design, cutting out the lino, printing, dying the fabric, painting on the wax and ultimately ironing it all off again. I felt like it was a badge of honour having multicoloured hands dyed by the ink.
But the bit I always struggled with was putting different colours together and I remember going back to the teacher each time and asking her what colour to dye next. So I do marvel at these quilts which effortlessly put together a host of colours (although I appreciate that people probably wouldn't pin less successful quilts on Pinterest).
I also love the idea of hand quilting, and would like to use it in my current or next quilt.
And I think my next quilt will have to include some triangles, I love this simplicity of these quilts.
Although I probably wouldn't use one to replace the windows in my house, I think it may contravene local planning regulations.
One quilt that I keep coming back to is this one, it appears so unstructured which I love. But I wonder if it really has been thrown together. I don't think it would work in flannel, so maybe I can make it quilt number 3? Once I have got round to finishing 1 and 2 first of course.