I half heartedly decided to join my friends Bron and Ange in making a Scrap Vomit quilt at the end of last year - I participated in a 2.5 inch square worldwide swap, and swapped with some local quilters ... but I still wasn't really feeling the love.
And then, I dunno. Something happened and I slowly fell in love with it. And then Bron and Ange and I decided to show our collective vomit at the Canberra Quilters exhibition in August this year.
I got my centre blocks sorted out. I decided on a Suzuko Koseki honeycomb print, charcoal Sketch and citrus Sketch fabrics.
This photo was taken before I pieced all the blocks together. It took forever - mainly because I'm a pinner.
The quilt show entry forms are due this Friday, and I need to submit a photo of the top, and some fabric samples. This afternoon was the last chance I had to have photos taken in natural light - winter in Canberra usually means the light is gone by the time I get home from work in the afternoon. It was a rushed affair - Scott had been digging storm water trenches all afternoon and there was a LOT of mud after the weekend's rain.
And it was really windy. I stood in front of the most protected spot, which also shows off a breathtaking example of our current storm water solution. Just keeping it real, people.
"HURRY UP MY ARMS ARE TIRED!!!"
Hooray for tall husbands with long reaches (and very muddy boots. Sigh.)
The quilt heads off to the long armer next week. And then it is going to get a very thorough soak in the tub.
It is amazing what the repetition of the Suzuko Koseki honeycomb print, charcoal Sketch and citrus Sketch fabrics does to bring focus to the quilt contrasted against all those shots of colour. Quite pleasing and unusualReplyDelete
Wow! I love that! You have such a great eye!ReplyDelete
Lovely! winter is not really photo friendly..I love your choice of block B colours and fabrics! I am still putting my scrap vomit aside.. have not yet the urge to get it done. same as my scrappy trip along.. sigh.. maybe when I'm home today I'll ry and take it out and at least plave them on my wall..ReplyDelete
Yay, go you, you finished the top! I bet that is a HUGE relief. Cant wait to see it quilted and finished.ReplyDelete
This is just so impressive! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
I love how we've all followed the same pattern but ended up with completely different quilts. I'm in love with all of them!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to see them hanging on display at the Exhibition - makes me smile just thinking about it.
Well done on getting it done in time! :)
I really like this one; maybe I will do one later on in the year. I am still working on my scrappy trip around the world you inspired me to do earlier in the year. If I could just stick to one project at a time, I would probably get them finished a lot quicker. Thanks for inspiring me again.ReplyDelete