Friday, April 5, 2013
DEAR STELLA AND TIMELESS TREASURES
Saw this Dear Stella fabric and had to have it. It brought back so many memories from my travels. I've seen this pattern all over the world. It is so well executed in blues and greys. After purchasing it, decided to make a quilt comprised of global patterns so I picked up the following:
Dear Stella and Timeless Treasure fabric lines are so adventurous and remind me of many parts of the world that I love. If my budget allowed, I would fill my stash with so much more from these lines. They are premium quality cottons, and have a great hand.
So many color values - what to do? Decided to just go for it, mix them up, and let them take care of themselves. Added some Kona solids that I had in my stash to break up the variety of patterns. Also added a few neutral fat quarters from the stash to balance out the blues.
This is a simple block. You just cut the fabric into squares. Make a stack using one of each print and solid. Cut the stack at an angle. Rotate the order of one side. Sew them back together and repeat the process.
The backing is a vintage sheet that a dear friend gave me - lovely.
The completed quilt. I believe in making quilts that can stand up to a lot of love. There were many seams, so I stipple quilted it all over to keep it strong. It is so different from my usual use of hot color - so relaxing... When I washed it, it crinkled up beautifully.
It is a full/queen size at 68" by 75" and is available in my new Etsy shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/patsyjohnsonquilts?ref=search_shop_redirect
What fabric line(s) inspires you?