It feels like I've been working on this one forever! I started it about a year and a half ago.
I started by playing with a few Freebird charm packs, later adding in some Modern Workshop by Oliver & S and other bright solids/prints from my stash. At a sewing retreat the spring of 2012, I brought the charms intent on making a simple patchwork quilt. After leaving it up on the design wall all day, I was insanely unsatisfied with how it looked (and super cranky about it, as my mom can attest to). I somehow had an Ah-Hah! moment during dinner that and made a few HSTs afterwards. I was immediately hooked.
Fabrics are a hodgepodge of Freebird and other Momo lines, a charm or two of Modern Workshop by Oliver and S, and a sprinkling of solids and other saturated prints from my stash. I'm sure I was thinking of SewKatieDid's wonderful value quilt tutorial from her blog as soon as I started making the HSTs.
It's 72x80, which might be sort of a weird size. :smile:
Wow gorgeous! And your crankiness led you down a great path. What you ended up with sparkles and is such a great play of colors!
I think it will be a great quilt for our dull gray winters. Yay for getting to another UFO~!
Wow, it's beautiful! Nice job!
Love this so much- I could stare at it all day...it's beautiful!
Love this! So much color and you can't go wrong with HSTs in my book!
Thanks for sharing your process in photos - I LOVE what you ultimately came up with - the fabrics shine and the quilt is gorgeous!
This is beautiful and what a change from what you started with.
I love this top. I admire your persistence because I probably would of given up and just threw everything in a scrap bucket. Are you keeping this one for yourself? I sure hope so it is gorgeous.
You were so right to keep going with this. It's like a big quilt jewel. Beautiful!
Thanks everyone! Now I just need to figure out how to quilt it.
So beautiful! you went with the right layout, and thanks for being honest! I love to see & read about others frustrations- it gives me hope!