Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Quilt in the Works

Some of you may remember me playing around with these fabrics a while ago... I have since decided that a lone star quilt just isn't they right use for them.  They are mostly big prints and I even have a panel that I wasn't making use of in my original idea.  So, I went back to the EQ7 drawing board and came up with this...

 

I based the structure of the blocks off of a Japanese folding screen.  I have it planned as another queen size quilt at 88" by 104".  The grey borders and columns will be 4" wide, finished.  The large blocks make for fast piecing and cutting which is exactly what I need right now.


These will be the center two panels, so that when it lays on my bed, the crane panel will be seen as a whole.  The next two panels will have more of the green and yellow fabrics, but still have lots of the purples and pinks.

 

6 comments:

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e) said...

The cranes caught my eye, great idea to make them a focal point.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Love this design, Cecily. I like that you are using extra large pieces to showcase certain fabrics. This will be really pretty when it's done.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

I'm so glad you dropped me a note. These plum toned fabrics are so pretty as is the crane fabric, we see them frequently where I live. I'm glad you're doing well and were able to pull out some fabric. I love your sketches in a prior post. I've been really busy. My mom closed on a new home yesterday, so I've been orchestrating that. Plus, my oldest daughter got engaged. I feel like I've been neglecting my blog... Take care! ~Kim

margiemark said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see it finished!

Zucchinimom said...

I love the look of this quilt! That crane fabric is spectacular! It will be lovely when you're finished with it!!!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Wow, isn't it amazing? I am seeing this older post now, and I have already seen your end result. You did a lot of work and FAST!!! Again, this is a truly beautiful quilt!
gv