I finished another quilt top! I am so enjoying the summer vacation and getting so much time to sew. I told you a little about the start of this quilt last week, and now it is all finished and ready for quilting. I do plan to write a pattern for this (just add it to my growing to-do list!). Find my latest quilting patterns, here.
When I set out to make a new quilt, sometimes I have a specific design in mind with drawings and everything all figured out. But I think my favorite quilts are the ones that evolve as I make them. The fun thing about starting an open-ended project is that I often discover other design possibilities along the way…ideas I can file away for future quilts!
The plan for this quilt started really simply: I was going to make just the diamond shapes, half solid fabric and half pieced strips of the same print with the ombre solids (just like I showed in the last post). I think that would make a beautiful quilt, but once I made a few as started rearranging them, I discovered this star shape when six diamonds were put together.
Of course once I decided on the star shape, I had to decide how to set them together. This was tricky and I had a few different iterations before going with this setting. I love how it turned out, and it gave me an idea for a new quilt I want to make now (the process goes on and on, right?)
The quilt-making process is so exciting to me from choosing the perfect fabrics to finishing it up. I like that there are so many options and potential designs, making each quilt unique to the maker.
Do you have any suggestions for naming this one?
FYI: the fabrics used here are from Kate Spain’s new collection from Moda Fabrics, called Grand Canal. The ombre solids are also from Moda, by Vanessa Christensen.