My favorite quilt so far.
My scrap bins were a bit out of control. One night I started cutting 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 rectangles from them. I was fairly new to quilting, and needed a simple design to challenge my skills of meeting up corners.
After a few evenings of cutting scraps, I purchased Last-minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts, and saw this picture of a color wheel. I was fueled in a new direction than just random placement. Design is my favorite part of quilting, so I really enjoyed the process of this quilt. I liked how the off-white made the colors of the prints pop, and the coin quilt construction gave me an opportunity to showcase some wee bits of favorite fabrics.
I had to cut into my stash for a few to really make it work, but stuck mostly to my scraps. After a few late nights of cutting, rearranging, drinking beer and watching too much HGTV, I had it placed and ready to piece. The back is a flannel green dot by Amy Butler that is in the Charm Collection I believe.
There has been such a wonderful response to this quilt on Flickr. It is certainly my most “favorited” quilt on Flickr. I formed a Colorway Quilt Group. If you create a Colorway Coin Quilt, I would love to see it! I hope to make a larger one someday.
Thanks to Park City Girl for putting together the Quilt Festival 2009. It has been wonderful to see the quilting/blogging community’s quilts on display, and see new quilters I hadn’t know about. Some people are so clever! Just click on the icon if you wish to see more!