Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Simple is good -- Checkers
This project was posted unquilted a while ago, but it's now beautifully quilted by Anita of Prairie Creations, a friend and fellow guild member. Isn't it gorgeous? There is a simple grid in the center and various leaves, vines, dragonflies, butterflies quilted around the border. This is a large quilt, approx. 90 x 105 inches. It's now bound and only lacks a label.
A while ago, ONE OF YOU asked on YOUR blog, "What's on YOUR bed?", I kinda cringed when I looked at how sad my current quilt looked after 10 years of use, and abuse. When cool days return, this new "Checkers" will be on my bed.
If you look closely, you will see it is simply 4-patches and pinwheels - how easy is that? But the pinwheels DO have a determined direction, so if you choose to make this one, look closely. I believe any colors would work, as long as they are lights and darks. My palette is the same as I usually love, I call them 'foresty colors' - muted greens, browns, deep eggplant, melon, etc.
There are 4 bright blue pinwheels that at first, didn't 'go', but in fact, are now playing an important role in the quilt.
The inspiration for this quilt came from one of my books, and a Better Homes and Gardens photo, and Bonnie at www.quiltville.com.
This was such an easy yet effective project, I might just make another smaller one for Project Linus, using some of my leftover kids prints!