Sunday, May 21, 2006

Spectrum quilt

I'd bet serious money that I'm not the only person who spent a large portion of primary school re-arranging pencils in her pencil case to make a pleasing rainbow effect. Colours - just made for playing.

I used to be a subscriber to a quilting supplies catalogue. This was before the days of on-line ordering and the shop would send out fabric samples every 6 months, about the size of postage stamps. To place an order, you stapled the sample to the order form and specified the amount you required.

I have a lot of these little postage stamp sized squares from back-catalogues, and the hoarder in me never allowed them to be thrown away. When I saw the 'colour' theme on Whiplash they began to call to me " Use us, use us....." So out they came and I played with them on the floor for a while before inspiration struck.

Little 9 patch squares, loosely themed around a colour - so here is the pieced top. Yes, I know it's not a totally finished item, but I'm not the bionic woman you know. I quilt by hand and it'll take a while to be completed. I'm just so gratified by finding a use for those itty bitty bits that have been hanging around.


Whiplash has been a real incentive for me to try something that I wouldn't otherwise have done - thank you.


whipup

8 comments:

Julie said...

Wow, really nice - looks like a lot of work!

karen said...

Wow, have you just made that! I am very much in awe - how beautiful.

tammie said...

cool quilt - isn't it the best feeling when you use something you couldn't bear to throw away? it's total validation.

Amy said...

Beautiful job! Color play is so fun! I love what you did with them.

melissa f said...

incentive is an amazing motivator, isnt' it!?

Alicia A. said...

Holy smokes! That is very pretty!

L-Girl said...

Just found your site and your quilt is BEAUTIFUL!! I just started last year making quilts. It's fun and time consuming!

weirdbunny said...

Fab quilt!!!!!