Saturday, June 7, 2014

Color Challenge #2

My small quilt group is doing a 12 x 12 color challenge each month this year.  For some reason, I haven't been sharing them on the blog- I should update with all of them.

I missed the February meeting and just now got around to catching up with that quilt.  I decided to try a few new things with it. First- I wove the center instead of piecing it. I think the weaving makes a really cool look, but for a sampler quilt like this I didn't spend the time making sure it was perfectly centered, I probably should have, as the ends get cut off unevenly.

And second, I hand stitched the binding to the back, instead of bringing it to the front and machine stitching. I used Mirage fabric from Connecting Threads, and the way it is printed if you hit it just right it brings up white thread :(  But you can reall only see that very close up.

These aren't my favorite colors, but overall, I think it looks pretty cool.  I didn't quilt the middle with the weaving. It should be fine on a wall hanging, but that big spot without quilting really makes me want to do something with it!


Muv said...

Hello Jessim,

This little quilt is beautiful, I love the woven centre! Perhaps a little button or a bead here and there in the middle of a square would be a nice touch.
Would you like to link up to the new linky I have started, Free Motion Mavericks? It's early days yet, and it would be lovely to see you there. Here is the link:-

Love from hot and sunny(!) England, Muv

Muv said...

Thank you for linking up Jessim. The more I look at this quilt the more I like it. The colours are so soft and subtle.