This quilt top came into being on a whim....
First of all that temptress Katy Jones showed off some lovely things in her usual showcase whats-new-american-pussycat and this one caught my eye!
So I found myself ordering the pattern online here and as it is a PDF it took hardly any time to arrive - how I love that! Instant gratification!
But what fabrics to use? Well it took no time to decide that the much talked about Oakshott Ruby Red Fat 8th Pack would make a stunning quilt. I added some crazy glitter pink fabric from the lovely Helen and some Kona white.
I ordered them, they arrived and because I had other things to do I only got as far as making 231 HST blocks! Yes that is correct! I don't much like HSTs but the colours were so pretty they helped.
Then they lay in a basket waiting for their moment and this weekend was the time! I'm supposed to be working on something else right now - sound familiar - but I pulled a muscle in my back recently and my other project is getting to the stage where I need to wrestle a bit with it - not good for a sore back! So it was HST time ...
First there was one quarter
Then all quarters were together and I wholeheartedly decided I liked this quilt top! The borders were quickly added and the top was done, and here it is!
And a closeup...
Haven't ironed it yet which is why it is a bit puffy but I sort of liked that look. Will get onto flattening that quilt top down soon but I thought it needed an air filled moment!
I didn't venture out into the slushy snow that is falling down to take a pic but taped the top over the window. I do love that stained glass effect of backlighting but even so it required a bit of picmonkeying around ....come on Spring I need you!