I’m pleased to have this quilt top finished.!
The inspiration came from some fabric I saw last October in Healdsburg. I loved the fabric and couldn’t imagine how I would use it, which meant I wasn’t allowed to buy it. I did, however, decide it should be a whole quilt and I sketched up some ideas and left the store with a bunch of solid shot cottons and one batik.
Here is the original fabric, by the way, which I did end up buying later. It’s called Whisper by Janine Burke:
The quilt top is about 74″ by 80″ and is my biggest quilt top ever. It’s actually going to be big enough to fit on our bed and hang off the edges a little. I haven’t figured out how I am going to quilt it yet, but that didn’t stop me from buying about 5 different colors of thread that I can use to do some multi-colored quilting.
I constructed this quilt by first sticking a bunch of strips of the brown fabric to my wall, and cutting them to loosely follow some wavy lines I had put up there as well.
I sewed borders of the different colors around them, then sewed little brown strips between each shape to form two long wavy shapes. I cut out more brown strips and pieced them into a long wavy shape to go in between, then sewed four loooooong curvy seams to get it all together. Cathleen’s kitties were particularly helpful during that last step. Since I’m still undecided on the quilting, and the back isn’t done yet either, this is a good time to come up with a good name. Any ideas?