My Second Quilt Finish – Fit for a Queen – Full Reveal
First: Make sure you head to The Intrepid Thread blog today to enter in the Molli Sparkles Mardi Gras Bundle giveaway. Hello! Stop being so monochromatic, you need these fabrics in your life. For full details, read Wednesday’s post.
As for this fabulous finished Friday, it’s time to make full confession. In late January I lifted my skirts ankle-high to reveal a sultry peak of my second quilt finish. Well, now, it’s time to take it all off and let the girls out to play! This quilt, entitled, “Um, Okay” was a top secret present destined for my bestest Mt. St. Everest friend, Lacy J who lives in San Diego, California. On my trip stateside last week, I popped this guy in the mail to save on shipping from Australia. (Do you know how ridiculously expensive it is to send quilts overseas, especially the really pretty ones?) I was all ready to bring this to your attention last Friday, but someone found it impossible to get to the post office. Ahem.
I awoke this morning to a voicemail from a frantic, crying woman who I first thought surely must have her weave being ripped out of her head, but then realised it was simply Lacy J exclaiming how much she really, really, really, really (and again) loved her quilt. I’ll accept that; however, I would also love to be the “Emergency Weave” hotline number … the things I would say! Anywho, the quilt was really well received to say the least. To show some of the process, here’s a section of the quilt in construction; there are nine of these sections forming the entire quilt.
I know you’ll all be looking at these pictures and asking yourself, “Hot pinks, greys and bright yellows? Um, okay.” Exactly. I knew, despite some thinking it a bit garish, this would be right up Lacy J’s colour palette alley. Originally starting with a chevron idea, taking inspiration from Jeni’s Patchwork Chevron quilt, it actually came about from some of the leftover strip pieced blocks I had from my first quilt and my then slight obsession with Madrona Road. So I threw them all in a blender and this emerged.
“Um, Okay” finished up at about 90″ square, which I didn’t realize at the time, is considered on the larger side of things. Noted. This was also my first time using Sharpie Stained fabric markers, and I must say they are quite pleasant to work with. I like hand writing the label because it imparts that little extra personal touch, and I’ve always got a lot to say, and even more to touch. Mmm hmmm. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture a full, front on view of the quilt, as I’ve yet to find that elusively perfect photo space. To make up for it, I’ve tried to include photos from every other perfect angle, and like me, there are a lot of those, so this could take a while.
Really, thank goodness it’s any kind of Friday!