|My Inspiration - image from here|
Whilst browsing some of favourite quilt blogs the other day, I came across this wonderful scrappy quilt, made by Jolene of Blue Elephant Stitches. I have long admired her quilts, and her use of colour, but this one just spoke to me. That night when I got home I drafted a block pattern and made a test block.
I am going to attempt to follow Jolene's guide lines using only dark and low volumes for the centres and then medium coloured fabrics for the outer pieces. My blocks are 8" square unfinished, I think hers are a lot smaller.
This afternoon, I cut, sewed and pressed and have ended up with a nice little collection of blocks. So far it's looking very soft and feminine, and I'm having fun finding pieces of fabric that I don't normally fit my preferred quilting aesthetic these days. I don't know how big this quilt will end up, but I am thinking it may be a nice quilt for a little girl.
Here's to a weekend of sewing.