I am still working on Sam's quilt and will do for a while but I am keen to get started on Annie's quilt before Christmas. She spent a good while looking at fabrics on Etsy and has chosen this beautiful collection by Sara Lawson. She knows what she likes! I am not a pastel kind of person but the quilt is Annie's. It is good to have different tastes. I found the whole collection on Etsy from a fabric store in NewYork and was lucky with the customs and tax charges - none. A total bargain, I was lucky!
Annie was quite sure that she wanted to have a quilt made out of squares. That's fine in principal but I was hoping to stretch my quilt sewing skills to something a little more challenging. We discussed stripes, triangles and more. Annie is really keen to have whole unicorns on her quilt so large pieces are necessary. I was using Dr Google for some inspiration from the internet and found a few interesting designs, including this one made with the very same fabric.
We also found this pattern:
And this one here:
Annie quite fancies the pattern with the rhombi but I am not sure if I am that keen, I would feel inhibited by the template and probably just copy the one seen. I am not sure if I can do the accurate cutting required, it looks a bit demanding. Also, the pattern suggests to make the quilt bigger and square it off by cutting it to size. This sounds a bit wasteful and it must be possible to work with half blocks or something.
Visually, I like all three. Which one do you like most? I am not sure which pattern Annie will choose in the end. Maybe the squares will prevail but I hope not.
It is sunny but windy in Glasgow once more and the sun warming my back through the windows. James is off with a hacking cough and I am working in the living room. It is a bit noisy, builders singing and hammering but it all fades into the background if I concentrate on work (or on this blog).
Wishing you all lovely day. May the sun shine where you live! xx