My first entry for this autumn's Bloggers' Quilt Festival is my original mini quilt "Coronet". I am entering it into the "Quilting on a Domestic Machine" category.
|finished mini quilt|
It all started when I visited the dentist and noticed the brickwork above the front door of the surgery. Some of the bricks were shaped like pyramids and I noticed how it would be possible to create the illusion of 3D pyramids by using 1/4 square triangles in graduated shades of colour.
The idea languished in my sketch book for a while, until I was trying to decide on something to make as a secret sewer gift for a retreat I was about to attend. Using some ombre fabrics from my stash I made a selection of pyramid blocks, and then auditioned various background fabrics.
|auditioning the blocks on dark grey fabric|
|the quilt top|
|free motion quilting in progress|
I finished the binding minutes before gifting the quilt to my secret sewer partner. There's nothing like working to a deadline, is there?
|done, with minutes to spare - phew!|