Thanks for your thoughtful responses on yesterday's post. You brought up some pertinent new thoughts in the comments! I so enjoy our conversations. My husband is not nearly so interested in talking about fabric shopping ethics, haha! Here's to the bright future of the sewing community!
My online Angled class is wrapping up this week. Tomorrow I'm posting directions at Angled for our last liberated quilt block, so it's not too much of a teaser to share the project itself today, in this public space. I really, really enjoyed the fabric play of this quilt, so I had to share!
My pyramids project was born from a desire to use this long sort of triangle. It's actually a half equilateral triangle. They dominate my triangle scraps, probably because the half square triangle kind are easier to use.
When I first mocked out the quilt, I almost went with with a warm Kona brown for my background. But it bothered me just enough that I kept looking. I'm so glad I had a pile of Everyday Party sitting around (I had won it in a giveaway from Fabricworm), because I'm sure I would never have thought to pull these playful novelty prints out for a background if it wasn't staring me in the face!
I arranged the blocks as I went, keeping on eye on color and value balance using my batting-covered design wall. This thing is such a great tool! However, as it just leans against my bookshelf (there's no wall space to attach it to), ever so often someone comes along and accidentally knocks it over. And the fabrics scatter all over the floor. Which is sad... or by turns quite maddening. I guess I'm going to need a new method here soon with the baby coming. Can you imagine? Oh, the glee of making mama's fabrics rain to the floor!
I finished this baby quilt with a double border, both Everyday Party fabrics. I'm still not sure that the borders were the best idea ever, but it works ok.
What I do love is this backing! The adorable artwork combined with meandering loopy quilting gives this quilt such a happy, baby personality. Kind of a vintage feel too, right? Makes me smile.
Party Pyramids is now washed, dried and rolled up, tucked away in my quilt cabinet until it finds a forever home. I've listed it on Etsy today, should you know a baby who could use some pampering!
You can find Everyday Party by Emily Isabella at Fabricworm now. It's an organic fabric collection produced by Birch and just perfect for little ones. Enjoy!