- Saint Croix Collection by Julie Wallace for Yuwa
- not too much left of that skirt now!
Another project started. Hm-m-m- too many ideas! I've got terribly sidetracked this week looking at lots of improv ideas and quilts made from recycled fabrics. This little improv quilt is totally inspired by the artist Heidi Parkes, she has such an interesting approach to quiltmaking.
I do love a simple quilt that allows you to explore your creativity. I've made 12" rail fence blocks in three colours, mixing cottons with assorted denim.
I started out with a metre or so of the cream Yuwa floral that I had stuffed away in the wardrobe for over 10 years. I had purchased it at a closing down sale but was never quite sure what to do with it. Finally, I had a reason to use it and it became my focus for this.
Super excited to then team it up with my husband's old jeans and a denim skirt, an op shop find years ago!
I also had a good sized piece of the yummy gold/mustard solid, and when I ran out of that fabric I simply continued on with something similar. You will notice too there are several shades of denim, all adds to the interest, don't you think?
When I'm piecing, I'm normally press to one side, the darkest side, but luckily about 1/2 way through I remembered that tip about opening out denim seams. It certainly makes joining smoother and not so bulky. . . and I only broke
one two needles!
Finished size 60" x53".
I did find I couldn't be quite as carefree as Heidi was in her lovely quilt, it has a real Gees Bend look about it. Still, I went as wonky as I was comfortable with. And many thanks to Heidi for all her +ve encouragement with this project of mine. I've downloaded the pattern for her Vignettes quilt which will take me right outta my comfort zone I'm sure, but I'm looking forward to the challenge!
Until next time, Linda