Yeah, I didn't make a quilt in a week. Not that it's not possible, but I just didn't! This is a 16" x 20" piece that hangs on the wall - not on a bed. I wanted to use some of my more colorful fabric and make something that looks a little different from what I normally do.
It all starts with choosing and cutting fabric. If you're painting, you get to mix colors while you work, but in sewing, you choose your palette before you start, and it's interesting to have those restrictions from the beginning.
Playing around with shapes.
Tiny pieces of color.
I was having fun - are they boulders? Half moons? Does that blue fabric look like intestines to anyone else?
If you think making dozens of these tiny triangles/squares is self torture, you might be right.
And then you line then up and make different triangles.
Then you put those together again to make a diamond! Why am I just cutting up fabric to stitch it back together?!?
These really bright colors are unusual to me - Ritter calls them circus colors - I think I like them...
This little part with the purple around it looks somewhat Korean to me. If you're interested in Korean quilting, look up pojagi on google.
Lots of different pieces - how do they go together?
This row of triangles is a pattern called "flying geese." Wouldn't it be great if geese had colors like these? Children's book idea!
This part here is made by sewing together strips (like below) then cutting them into triangles, then sewing them together in a line.
What it looks like as the pieces placed next to each other, and below, sections being sewn together.
The last parts of just sewing all the parts together takes longer than you might think...
Done! Let me know what you think in the comments below!