Saturday, 15 August 2015

it's a bit colourful Linda! {a picture post}

I've been making more blocks using Sujata's rail fence design
And as promised, here's a few progress photos
My main focus was to try & combine my Anna Maria Horner fabrics with anything & everything!

There's certainly been a bit of trial & error happening here in the sewing room 
I started out with a couple of 'safe' combinations, using AMH loominous...

Next I cut into a few of my real favourite AMH fabrics... 

I ended up rummaging deep into my pre-modern stash to make up some of my combinations...

Ha-ha, is it just me or do these next three blocks kinda look like 
"the good, the bad bold, and the ugly"...

hm-m-m, not too sure if this is actually going to work or not!
Here's the first 12 blocks...

The results are quite unpredictable
and there was one block that I just couldn't cope with - can you guess which one?
 After a bit of unpicking, here's all 20 blocks...

Yep I agree, it is a bit colourful
And a fusion of sorts I guess, the old with the new, plaids with prints
Finished quilt top size - it's big -  2m x 1.75m!

Here's the link to culturalfusion quilts for more inspiration!


  1. I love this, it looks retro to me! Just up my alley :) it's such a super pattern, and your colour combos are really invigorating!! Love it!! Love, love, love it!!

  2. Beautiful! I love your fabrics and your combinations, especially the big plaids!

  3. Wow - very cool - amazing how they all go together isn't it, well done!!

  4. Very original and striking! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love that echinacea flower block. It has all come together quite nicely - and blocks that looked a n=bit strange by themselves have worked in well.

  6. Lovely mix of prints Linda! I love the use of plaids!

    1. Thank you! Yes I love that bigger plaid especially! I got a couple of fat 1/4's ages ago at a patchwork meeting. They feel sort of silky and have been very useful.

  7. the quilt top is lovely, I like the plaids very much...need to think on that, maybe my Kaffe needs a bit of plaid

  8. It is beautiful and for sure not too colorful. I love it just the way it is!


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