I'm in a quilting book club on flickr. This month we discussed where we sat in the whole Traditional vs. Modern scheme of things. The challenge at the end was to complete a project that could be as small as a mug rug and as large as a full sized quilt that represented us. I decided I wanted to make a doll quilt that I could hang on my wall.
It was actually quite challenging. How could I sum up the whole of my personality in just one quilt? I started by pulling 2 of my favorite colors... green and aqua.
The more I thought about it the more confused I got. I decided to simplify things and take out the aqua and just go with the green.
I decided to go with the City Bank quilt from the book City Quilts by Cherri House. I shrunk it down a bit and cut 1.5" x 7.5" strips of my 4 greens and white, intending on making 4 blocks.
I then felt sad for taking out the aqua so I decided to put two more back in and make 2 green blocks and 2 aqua blocks.
But then once I had created all 4 blocks I felt the quilt was a bit small, so I added back in all the other greens and aquas I took out initially and made 9 blocks.
For the back I used fabric that was my Oma's years and years ago. It was a little to short, so I added a strip of green and aqua fabrics. But then that strip was to short, so I added in a bit of white to make it the right length.
I then quilted it with diagonal lines and bound it in another green fabric.
I think it's pretty much "me"!