First up is the quilt I started at the weekend. I put together the remnants from other quilts and stitched them together. I wanted to make something for a boy and was pleasantly surprised by the quilt I made because the fabrics seem to belong together. There's definitely a theme with this quilt because the only images belong to transport, and in a bizarre twist for me, there are no critters on this quilt! I backed it with some cotton from last week's Ikea trip and found a nice navy blue spot to finish off the quilt; I think it works well.
This quilt was quilted on the front with a red thread to complement the many reds in the quilt. The back was quilted in a light grey, which blended nicely with the blue backing.
Once this quilt was finished I quickly started the next. I don't know what came over me, but I decided to sort the scraps into colours and then started working on ideas.
I suddenly had a brainwave to make some large half square triangle slabs of fabric and then to put them together in an eight star formation (not unlike my recent tablemats).
I am really thrilled with this quilt. I love how the colours all stand out so clearly, although there are many different variations within each colour point. I love the scale. I think it looks wonderful laid on top of a bed.
I am pleased with the large amount of quilting I did to emphasise the star shape and I think the cute backing works well because it comprises the four colours I used on the front. I used remnants from the transport quilt's backing for the binding, which made this quilt even more scrapisfying! When I look at the scraps it's hard to imagine that you can create something so coherent from them. It blows my mind!
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