This blog has been sorely neglected. Life has been busy. You know the drill. But suddenly life is more uncertain and I’m spending a lot of time at home!
This quilt has been around for long time. It’s recipient is now three. I started making it before he was born. Oops.
I am however delighted with the way it has turned out. Yes, my free motion quilting is decidedly dodgy in places (if the folks at Bernina ever read this I would ❤️ to try a machine with the Bernina Stitch Regulator…) but don’t the colours just zing.
Pattern is Kindred Pinwheelsfrom Missouri Star Quilt Company if you follow the link it is a great example of how fabric choices can influence quilt appearance. The version they made was all pastel nice-ness whereas my version is kickass primary colours!
It’s made from Kona solid colours – for those who haven’t met Kona there is a huge range of colours available to play with and I always have great fun picking which ones to use. I have a colour chart at home but playing with actual fabric cannot be beaten – in non lockdown days I visit The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead who stock the whole range.
The colours I used (in case you fancy replicating the zing) were Silver, Poppy, Orange, Sunny, Kale, Breakers, Bright Periwinkle and Dark Violet.