Whilst many may not think of this quilt I'm making as
a utility quilt, if I go off some of the descriptions I've read I'm
thinking it is.
One I read:
'a functional quilt that usually contains a simple pattern'
'a quilt that was made to be used daily knowing
that someday it would be used up'
sadly I'm not sure where these came from originally but I had them written down
on my little studio notice board.
My Anna Maria Horner fabrics arrived
and I had printed out a free pattern ( Rainbow Blur) from Free Spirit using
these Sweet Dreams fabrics, two blocks, one just a large square the
other a mix of different sized squares.
The pattern called for the block size to be 18 and 1/2" - a little on the
large size for me, I just want this to be a cover up quilt for keeping us
warm in the winter months, not worried if it needs washing
every week, kids and cats welcome to use it!
I sized the block down to 15 and 1/2", four blocks across and
Looking at this now, had it been my own design and improv it
would have met the Scale Challenge - four different sized squares!
I'm still cutting the pieces and they're living in their own plastic bags
marked A through to X, 24 lovely fabrics and there will be enough left
to make something smaller afterwards.
As we're now into Autumn I was happy to see two of my early
flowering camellias blooming yesterday
this bottom one was a pure dark pink originally and now most of the blooms
are opening streaked here and there with white.
Back to my machine now to sew more strips for the Frog quilt
and sew more on Rainbow Blur - I think it may be quite
Linking up now with
who host AHIQ
why not visit and see who's meeting the scale challenge
and who's on utility!