It's interesting, isn't it? A quilt with complex traditional piecing certainly creates a lasting impression, but so too can a quilt simple in design yet meaningful & vibrant. I have to say that last year was a real mixture of quilting styles for me. I enjoyed making several quilts for gifts. To me, while the quick & easy sewing made for minimal effort really, these quilts still seemed to have great impact, mainly due to using beautiful fabrics! Gotta thank those designers out there- lots of fresh, new fabrics are amazingly released almost daily! They're very tempting with large graphics & florals, and really too wonderful to contemplate cutting up into teeny tiny pieces!
On the flip side, I also had a few slow burning projects on the go last year, complicated designs with small, fiddly block construction like Gypsy Wife & Retro Flowers quilts. They were challenging but I was content to take my time and found it extremely satisfying as I slowly worked thru' all the processes.
My first WiP for this year is all about the fabric!
I've always wanted to make a coin quilt, and as I'm on a bit of a stash attack at present, I decided on a scrappy stacked coin quilt! My inspiration came from a combination of a couple of ideas, from here and here. I popped out to see Cheryl at all things patchwork as she has a sale on and I bought a largish piece of AMH's Primrose in Sapphire as the background focus fabric. Back home I started sorting fabrics from my stash, colours that could compliment, and am now in the middle of swapping different sized strips around to get a nice balance-thingy happening!
What are you most happy stitching... great impact with little effort? ... or slow sewing, savouring the process as much as the result? ... or maybe like me, a bit of both!
Linking up with Lee here for WiP Wednesday
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