Friday, March 30, 2012

A Bit of Sunshine

When I started this quilt, I went through about a million different possible designs. Chevrons, flying geese, squares, I wasn't quite sure what to do until I happened upon pinwheels. I thought, these are such happy, sunshine-y colours, that they should be a happy pattern.

The rainbow of fabrics I had bought at a local Fabricland in Ontario, based on the one multi-coloured fabric I found the green, red, orange, blue, and yellow fabrics to match. Later, I found a purple fabric too, and I regret not putting that in the mix. However, I still think it turned out quite lovely!

The white fabric is from a nice heavy cotton sheet that my old landlord gave me. The back of this quilt is plain white, with a multi-coloured border edge. I used a thin batting and machine quilted it in straight lines.

Here is the finished quilt in situ in the recipient's bedroom after Christmas. It's not a full-sized quilt but was made rather to be a nice, cozy, tv-watching size.

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