Wallpaper to Pattern
Last week I showed you this fabulously delicious wallpaper I discovered in a Sydney cafe. I promised that I was going to get on to making it into a quilt design, and I did it! I didn’t even need any chastising from the Glitterati, thank you very much! Honestly, I thought you were going to have to be riding me hard, but I guess when you want it, you gotta get ‘er done!
So this is what I came up with. It will be a paper pieced block, but actually much simpler than I initially thought as I twirled my fingers through last week’s weave. I’m showing it here in that same sea foam green of the photograph, but I still think this has real potential in coppery, David Butler tones. I’m tossing up on the size at the moment, although I’m leaning towards a 5″ x 7.5″ repeating, finished block. That will create a full diamond shape of 10″ x 15″. Bear in mind that stylistically there is one block, but you have to make its pair as a mirror reverse.
I was originally going to make this just for me, but if anyone is interested, I’ll gladly share the pattern on the blog for free. It was pretty simple to make, so I can’t really see much use in charging anyone anything other than a kiss on the cheek for it! I’m just pretty chuffed that I turned this wallpaper to a pattern, and I finally have my sights set on a quilt for Mr. Sparkles!