My entry is PIECEFUL CONSTELLATIONS.
It is a large wall hanging -- no one will ever sit on this quilt!!
I have been fascinated with all things 60 degree since a generous student showed me how to piece set-in seams easier! I can piece a tumbling block unit as fast as I can piece a 4-patch so set-in piecing is now fun!!
This quilt began with one of my "sacred" stacks of fabric that I gathered up on a teaching trip to Quilt Quarters in Carmel, IN along with some oldies but goodies from my diverse stash. I am determined to use up the best fabric in my stash -- I do not want that beautiful stuff to be someone's "steal" at the yard sale when they clear out my studio!!
I had such a good time cutting up pieces of fabric and making interesting blocks!
It was like assembling a puzzle -- except that I was in control of where the pieces fit together. The "constellation" appeared as I moved the blocks around and waited for more inspiration.
I even had some fussy anal moments like when I took this block out after the entire top was assembled because the plaid background diamonds weren't oriented correctly. Happily, I learned that it's much easier to fix a mistake in a hexagon quilt than it is in a straight set of square blocks because each seam only impacts two blocks, not an entire row of them!!
The last inspiration was the quilting design for the borders which followed a grid that matched the 60 degree angles of the piecing.
I love this quilt!!
I'm entering in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, Original Design Quilts over at Amy's Creative Side. The entries are so diverse and I hope you'll enjoy looking at all of them and being the "judge".