Hooray! The Blogger's Quilt Festival is here again! And I finished my latest quilt just in time.
It's called "Folding Screen," because that was what I was going for... a Japanese folding or rice paper screen.
Originally, I had contemplated several different patterns for this group of fabrics that I collected over time, but they all involved cutting up the fabrics too small to make good use of all of the bold prints.
So, I took a different (for me) tactic and thought about what kind of pattern I could come up with that involved large pieces, including the panel and a bunch of fat quarters. I chose grey for the "structure" of the folding screen because it worked well with all of the purples and pinks and I thought that black would be too much.
The fabrics themselves led me to the idea of trying to recreate the geometry of a folding screen. And the fabrics also dictated the quilting designs as well. I pulled the design from the swirls in the water in this fabric.
Here it is from the back...
Someone's always trying to get into my photo shoots.
This quilt has really helped me see that a quilt does not have to be complicated to be pretty and that the fabrics should really dictate a quilt. That probably doesn't sound like much of a revelation, but I have a way of complicating things when left to my own devices. :)
The final quilt is 88" by 104" or roughly for a queen-size bed. I made it for my sister and her husband and hope they'll enjoy it for years to come. And I hope YOU enjoy the rest of the Blogger's Quilt Festival!
I'll also be linking this up to many of my favorite Link Parties, including Met Monday! Enjoy!