Monday, 15 April 2013

Big not small

After wrestling with all the teensy tiny pieces in the Jelly roll quilt I wanted to do something BIG, not necessarily a big quilt, but big blocks. Huge blocks even so I dug out this quilt which has been patiently waiting in my to do pile for well over a year.
The pattern is shadow box from Mountain creek quilts I loved this ever since I saw it in Seattle quilt company in Aberdeen.
I had picked out 7 FQs for the twin sized quilt well over a year ago, also bought some dark purple solid for the shadow part.
Fabric pick for shadow box
I was always a bit worried about the purple but decided to stick with it. I then needed to decide on sashing, I really didnt want to buy anything new for this one, I wanted to get going NOW. Patience is not a virtue I hold.
So the following were short listed:
Orange batik?
Shadow box background#2
White with black pattern?
Shadow box background #1
Or just plain old white on white?
Shadow box background#3
I felt there was really enough colour in there so stuck with good old white on white.
I loved the fact there was almost no wastage from the FQs, although there was a fair bit of solid left over.
Cutting was quick and easy and boy did it come together quickly:
Shadow box 1
Shadow box 2
I have to put inner borders on then choose an outer border, that I think will be the tricky part.

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4 comments:

  1. I've bought this pattern a while ago, but I still haven't found a nice fabric combo for it, yours is a very good one.

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  2. Oooh! Very eye catching! I like!

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  3. I agree with the white sashing, the other options would have been too busy or bright. I love the dark purple for the shadow, it's perfect!

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    1. Thank you yes the white was the best option, now I just need to figure out what to do for the final border

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