Sunday, July 23, 2006

Quilt cut

0607 quilt cut
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
It can be remarkable, sometimes, how little fabric you need to make a quilt. This is enough for a 60 inch quilt centre. Little in total quantity, perhaps.

It does, however, involve, oh, about 100 fabrics, give or take, including a sample of every fabric from Amy Butler's Charm, some of Jennifer Sampou's glorious Kensington and a whole bunch of Moda fabrics (I knew those charm square offcuts would come in handy). (You don't need yardage to get variety - charm squares are great. Fat Quarter Shop sells a huge selection, if your local quilt shop doesn't, including precut ones from Moda and ones they do themselves as "Jolly Packs" from other fabric houses and ranges). Often enough I'd rather have a little of a lot instead of a lot of a little. More colours to play with!

Had a lovely time piecing it today, with a 3 year old girl as my 'randomiser' - she chose the next piece to use according to some principle which completely eluded me... except all the pink pieces DEFINITELY went in early. When the quilt centre was pieced, she pointed out more than once that she'd made it too. And so she had.


Pixie said...

Ohh, I wanna see the quilt top centre thingy that you and teh 3 yo made. Please show!

rooruu said...

I'm sorry, I can't right now, until it's published (in about five months...). But it's lovely!

Gina Halladay said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the looks fabulous just sitting there!
And thanks for reading