We’ve only just started 2018 but I’m thrilled to announce that I have ALREADY finished my first quilt of the year! Yay!
OK… the truth is I started this quilt a little while ago and I really had hoped I would finish it in time for Christmas, but being mum, keeping house and going to work all came first… as they always do!
I also went through some variations of my original design which set me back a bit, and I spent a while drawing, re-drawing, sewing, unpicking and re-sewing various blocks. But I think it’s been worth it. I have a design I’m really happy with. I’ve discovered over the years that sometimes designs on paper don’t translate so well onto fabric, but this is something that can only be fully appreciated once the process of piecing the blocks together has started.
I have named my quilt Golden Glow as it features this lovely mustard colour which seems to be all the rage at the moment. When it’s set off against black and white it becomes really striking. The main feature fabric – with the apples and pears – is from the company Cloud 9, which produces organic cotton. I’ve used some of their fabrics before and love the contemporary designs they feature. The other two fabrics – the mustard yellow and charcoal black – are from Makower’s Linea range. The design and the colours evoke an autumnal feeling, and although this season is a good few months away, when I hold this quilt it makes me think of the low-lying sun at this time of year and kicking fallen leaves.
My next task now is to write up this project so that others can make it too.
I hope you like it. Do let me know what you think!