Tuesday 5 April 2011

Moving on to Springtime

The Single Girl Quilt is finished I am moving on to a new quilt and pattern. But first I want to thank you again for your comments on the finished quilt. I have read every single one of them and they all give me a huge boost.  Now, I should be working flat out on the Monochromatic Dresdens and in fact I have sewn together one of the rings, but I feel like doing something befitting to Spring at the moment. So I am going to have a little interlude before I go back to the Dresdens (this might also be because the one Dresden I did is not lying flat....grrhh)

You may have seen this fabric in my Stash Note No 2. 
This is Delilah from Tanya Whelan and I bought the entire collection a couple of month ago, in fact actually on Christmas Eve at the Eurostar terminal when I was sitting there waiting for my train to go back to Germany to my parents. It was such a miserable day as there were so many cancellation due to the horrid weather. So I cheered myself up by ordering fabric via my phone (as one does !)

And I feel now is the right time to make something with this fabulous collection. The colours reflect exactly what spring is all about, pale greens, blue, rose and white with a dash of red in between.

So I drew up a pattern, that you can see below together with coffee stain and scribbling in the margins.........

This is sort of my design process actually. I often don't use colour but just pencil as I want to look at forms first. This pattern is inspired by a quilt I saw at my local quilt shop Tikki but also by numerous other quilts that feature pinwheels. For a while I wanted to do pinwheels but I also wanted to team it with something else so I came up with this pattern where I have a set of pinwheels in the middle and then feature pin wheels again as corner stones. These I want to steadily increase in size. In between I want to use squares and bricks and several rows of sashing. And the best thing about pinwheels is that I can play with half square triangles again.

And this is how far I have gotten on Sunday......tonight its of the next round......

Happy sewing.



  1. I love pinwheels too and have a photo I tore out of a catalog years ago for inspiration. Someday, I will make it!

  2. Your design and these fabrics will be a great match! I love pinwheels and hope to make some soon too.


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