Sunday, 10 February 2013

Cold from the outside - warm on the inside / Rece dinafara, cald pe dinauntru

I had to make a quilt. 
When Ela and Geta sent us some links with the pineapple block techniques, I liked very much this one and wanted to try it.
It's a quick and simple method. Not so many calculations.
And what I like most is that the squares corners become a little bit rounded.
But how to use it in my quilt and what colors should I choose?
I made a few designs with different layouts, using initially only black-grey/white-red. When I decided on one of them, I checked again my stash and I found 9 more solids. So, I changed my plan and  I started to cut and sew.


 Another hard decision was the quilting. The batting is soft polyester. Not so fanny for quilting, right?
Because the patchwork design seemed too rigid to me, instead of  straight lines (my first choice), I quilted it with wavy lines, showing up a beautiful cable-like wrinkling.

 
So, I solved two problems with this one simple quilting solution: aesthetics, on the one hand, and the limitations of the batting, on the other hand.










A quick, simple and I hope, nice lap quilt, looking like an intriguing person: inspiring a little bit cold because of the black from the outside of the on-point squares, but in the same time, warmth, due to the colors from the inside squares...


Have a beautiful week, my dears!



2 comments:

Dana said...

Inca o frumusete! Imi plac culorile, formele... si e si placut la atingere. Felicitari! Pot sa te intreb cat timp ai lucrat pe quilt-ul asta? Si tie, o saptamana perfecta!

Mihaela said...

Imi pare bine ca-ti place, Dana!
Am lucrat cam o saptamana la el, dar nu zi de zi si nu numai la el.
Te mai astept!

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