Wednesday, 15 May 2019

long distance quilt

Oops. I started something new.

I'm finding this 'long distance' quilt is a simple way to tackle improvisational patchwork. It's a recent PDF pattern that I purchased and downloaded from thenextstitch in Australia, combining Courtney Cerruti's Long Distance fabric collection with AMH's creativity . . . love the way Anna crosses over between patchwork & art in her patterns.

It's made up in three 20"wide patchwork columns, comprising of easy-to-piece geometric shapes, ending up as 60" x 60" finished quilt. I'm using quite a different colour palette and fabrics to the original quilt, my choices are based on a fabric pull I had made using my stash.

I've cut out all the fabric choices for my first column, trying to make this scrappy and yet cohesive at the same time. It's ended up longer than my design wall, but you can see where I'm heading, and I think it's looking okay so far.

Loving adding these little bright patches. They float over the background of the whole quilt, and are hand stitched in place, leaving raw edges exposed for that yummy handmade touch.

Linking up my progress pics this week 
with Kelly over here at myquiltinfatuation for 'needleandthreadThursday'.

Looks like Wendy from 'Wendy'squiltsandmore' is also having a play too with another of AMH's latest quilts, follow the link for a peep. It's the beautiful 'Portraits' quilt, showcasing fabrics from Chapter 2 of Conservatory by Courtney Cerruti @ccerruti , Nathalie Lete @nathalie_lete and Anna Maria Horner @annamariahorner .


Karen S said...

This is growing nicely. Love the interest created by the hand stitching. Great fabrics.

Ann said...

AMH is a talented designer. Enjoy.

Janie said...

Lots of fun! I like the hand stitched 'bright patches', what a treat.
And the pattern and fabrics are beautiful.

Kleine Vingers said...

That is a very interesting quilt, I'm not sure if it is called an improv quilt but to me it is, I like it since they are so individual.