I'm loving this pattern, it's Chris Jurd's Emperor's Wheel, and uses foundation paper piecing for the New York Beauty blocks. I took a couple of goes to get the hang of thinking back- to- front, but it's so exciting to see the finished effect!
Pop over here to see another version of this quilt, so colourful, and it's the one that really got me started on this particular little quilty journey! It always amazes me, how two people can use the same pattern and get such different results!
playing with fabric placement
- hm-m-m- I rather like this b&w pic!
I have used a selection of AMH fabrics, mainly the softer pastel ones along with a little Kaffe, Amy B., a couple of oriental fabrics, and some basic neutrals. I was really trying to achieve a quiet contrast without it looking too out of control!
After quite a bit of trial & error with fabric placement, the top is all pieced together now. And I had a wee challenge, to use as many fabrics from my stash as possible. I ended up piecing some small bits together to get the required size, but I'm sure they won't stand out. Making a few final border decisions is the next step, but here's a few more progress pics meantime...
I do gift a lot of my quilts but this will be one I'm keeping, it has so many of my favourite fabrics in it!