Monday, 17 November 2014

Archie's quilt

Quilt has been road tested, and is perfect for lolling about. 
A few months ago now, my friend Libby announced she was going to be an Aunty! What could be a nicer thing?

And being the good Aunty she is, she had already purchased a fabric stack of batiks ready for baby's quilt.

I'd never worked with batiks before, and I just wasn't sure how to pull them together to make a cohesive quilt.  What's a girl to do? I turned to Tula.

Tula Pink's awesome book Tula Pink's City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Books  is pretty enough to be a coffee table book, but practical enough to be a modern quilt makers go-to guide.  Based on the traditional concept of the sampler, Tula has provided 100 modern interpretations of blocks, leaving the quilt maker in the driver's seat to pick and choose, mix and match and come up with her very own creation!

 Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks
Tula Pink's City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks
So, I started at the very beginning, and just kept going making blocks until I ran out of fabric.  (I got through 48% of the book, Tula).  I sashed that bad boy up with a vibrant cobalt blue, and backed it with a similar blue and white with a scallop print.  

My design floor.  I live in a super small apartment. 
And Archie seems to like it. 

Quilt is suitable for both caterpillars and cats. 

Dappled sun against batik print creates unintentional artistic effect. 

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