Uh oh, I think I may be falling in love...
I have been piecing a quillow with the Denyse Schmidt Greenfield Hills fabrics I ordered recently and I had no idea just how much I would love it. I have panicked at every fabric choice - are these going to look too traditional? are they too dark? which sashing white, cream or navy? But now that the top piecing is complete I adore it. Everything is just as I would want it to be. Problem is, this quillow's not for me so I have to give it away (gentle sob).
When I made my own quillow I was on a mission to break out of my fabric comfort zone which I think I can say I managed successfully. Hence the purple and green creation and its recent left-over cousins. This quilt top, however, has reminded me of all the reasons I love the fabrics I would usually choose. I am truly going to find it hard to part with this one.
Here's the thirteenth block which will become the cushion front part of the quillow eventually.
Now I will let you in on one of my secrets folks - I am not a fan of the quilting part of making quilts. I am hoping this will improve with experience. After all, I have only ever made two quilts before and to say I still have a way to go in gaining confidence handling all that bulk through my little sewing machine is a bit of an understatement. So, today I am in love but perhaps when I am half way through the quilting I will have sufficiently fallen out of love enough to be able to give this quilt away to its intended recipient!
Now I need to try and get some more of 'The Ramble' fabric which I used for the outer border - I have another project in mind which it would be perfect for. Wonder if this will be available in UK soon?