As expected, it didn’t take too much time to finish piecing the my latest top. I am pretty pleased with how it has turned out. If there were a quilt shop nearby I would have run out to find one or two fabrics I suspect, and there is one grey in particular that is too dark and should probably have been replaced with a repeat of one of the other fabrics, but not bad for a quilt drawing entirely on fabrics in my stash. I am looking forward to quilting it. I need to get someone to hold it up so I can get a better picture!
I have used roughly 58 fabrics in this quilt (I need to do a more careful count), including 24 neutrals and favorites from my stash. I included quite a few fabrics from the Handcrafted line by Allison Glass. In fact, they were among the first fabrics I chose for this quilt and pulled the rest of my fabrics around them. Some of the fabrics did pose something of a challenge, however.
See that red and white flying geese fabric on the top left? I had that fabric in several colorways, and while I adore it, there is quite a lot of empty space in the design. I didn’t have too much of any one fabric, maybe a fat quarter or a half yard, and I didn’t want to ‘waste’ fabric by cutting out only the flying geese, so I decided to just cut strips without regard to where the geese were on the fabric. However, that left me with a fabric that I just couldn’t position so that the geese would be prominent. I think of this as my ‘hidden geese’ block.
After that, I decided I would have to live with increasing my neutral scraps and cut my strips so that I had more geese to work with. Here’s an example of one of the blocks:
Some of the blocks have some luminosity, while others are quite delicate. From a distance, it looks to me like one could be looking through the panes of a window and seeing a fractured world beyond. I will have to think about how that effect can be strengthened with the quilting.
I am thinking I may call it “Through the Looking Glass.” What names suggest themselves to you?