So you choose a quilt pattern. Then you choose fabrics. Usually it is simple, but sometimes something goes awry by the time you finish. This happened to me a couple of years ago when making a quilt for Moda U.
The pattern was Rainbow Sherbet – sounds pretty doesn't it. Bright, cheerful and summery.
I decided to use Northcott’s May flower of the month fabrics to celebrate my birthday. It was perfect that there was a lot of pink & green.
The blocks were 15” finished and looked like this.
The problem was when they were all sewn together an unwanted design developed. When the black and green met up all I could see was a swastika. So it went into the cupboard until recently.
Anna, who teaches at Bolts, likes batiks and thought it would be a great quilt to teach in a class. Her fabrics were all medium values and so read the same as the pattern.
I unearthed mine from the cupboard and started ripping. Then I played in EQ7. And this is what I have come up with so far. I will play some more tomorrow.
The plan is to re-sew the top before the class to give the students another way of looking at the pattern.
I think I will sleep on it.
Stitch at you Soon,