It’s no secret to my friends Meg & Graham that I’m working on a quilt for their fall wedding gift. So I thought I might blog as I go to stay inspired and stay on top of my deadline.
First, I asked Meg what color scheme she liked, and she pointed me to the photos from this lovely wedding. I became inspired by the sunflower yellow, orange, purple, teal, and darker blues, and picked out these fabrics.
I have been searching and searching for inspiration for a design. My favorite candidate so far was this baby quilt. I like how the little sunshine of yellow grows into a deeper sea of blue. But it wasn’t quite right, and I kept looking.
I considered patchwork squares, strips, plusses, flying geese, and other garden-related designs, because they garden. But I kept thinking that the patchwork in this tutorial by the purl bee would be really great with this fabric.
And then, I saw this gorgeous use of the same technique, and I finally had an idea that I liked.
What about taking those triangles and making them into flowers?
So, now I’m thinking pinwheel-like flowers, rooted in several strips or wavy strips to look like the ground, maybe in brown, green, yellow, or something like that. Or possibly pinwheels in vertical garden rows, so they look like cabbage or lettuces.
This is going to be a technically challenging quilt, as I’ve not yet attempted doing anything round, and because the patchwork is tiny. But there are tons of tutorials on the process, so I think I can do it. I’m nervous to blog as I go because Matt Tarpey never likes quilts until they’re finished – so what if I get negative feedback from the world wide web of quilters?
Are you trying something new and big? Tell me about it!
**Update: Of course, as soon as I post this, I see this gorgeous new pattern contender, and now I’m not sure again!