I have had a few weeks break from WIP Wednesday, but am keen to get back in the swing of things.
This week, I am really focussed on finishing a new quilt for my friend's wedding present. My design is inspired by this quilt top made by Rita of Red Pepper Quilts.
When I make a quilt for a wedding present, I like to try and make something that will appeal to both the bride and the groom (i.e., not super girly). For this couple, I wanted to incorporate one of their wedding colours (green), work with traditional piecing, and end up with something that sits comfortably in a modern context.
I ended up going with almost all solids, with a very small amount of a green floral Philips Jacob print that picks up both the green and aqua which make up the principal colours of this quilt. The solids are both Kona cottons from Robert Kaufman - the green is Clover and the aqua is Ice Frappe.
And here are the first four blocks.
I am hoping to finish the remaining eight large blocks and assemble the quilt top by the end of today. The large half square triangle block seems to be a variation on Birds in the Air, but with more small triangles than usual. Does anyone know if it has a proper name?
Also, look at Ralph sharing his chair so nicely. I think other quilting cat owners will understand...
Wish me luck finishing up this Emeralds and Ice quilt!
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced: