Sunday, November 9, 2008

Et Voila!


Before you know it, all those strips are sewn together and you have a quilt top done. I bet you didn't think it would end up looking like this, from those simple beginnings...

I don't know the name of this quilt design -- perhaps the more experienced among you know the name -- but I've seen this motif used in a few quilts that I've come across, and once I saw it, I immediately intuited how easy it would be to make it, using strip piecing. The ones I saw have the motif made with much larger blocks, and just as a central design for the quilt, with borders surrounding it. I thought it would look cool if the whole quilt was done this way, with no borders. When it is eventually finished, the binding fabric will be the same red fabric, and wait until you see the back....

So there you are, a few days work, and there is one bright and busy quilt. I wish my photos were less blurry, so you could appreciate the busy-ness of the whole thing, with those fabrics so wild and colourful.

I love it.

8 comments:

kmcfatridge said...

You used magic to make this didn't you? My mind is all upside down just thinking about all those squares being arranged.

Fantastic!

Melanie said...

Love the pattern. Whatever it is! Did it drive you crazy keeping it in order? Great colors!

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful and what kind of witty one the quilt!!! .Marika

Zonnah said...

It is amazing and I love the fabrics you picked.

Carol said...

I recognize the pattern but the name is not coming to me. You could call it "Simply Busy" :)

Leslie said...

oh my goodness this is brilliant and absolutely gorgeous!!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

I love your fabric choices and the pattern is wonderful, too!

sewpam63 said...

Such a FUN quilt! ; ) Love how the square geometric nature of the quilt design is softened by the circular floral print fabrics you used. Nice job. Thanks for sharing!