I started by making some random sized building blocks with some brightly coloured scraps.
I was on a roll and did not take any more process pictures as I put it together in two evening sewing sessions. I used a light grey diagonal mesh print for my background. It was fun to figure out how to piece it together from my building blocks. At this point, I showed it to my husband to see if he could tell what it is...his guess...A HAT! He was wrong.
I quilted it with fuchsia thread...the lines are the width of a piece of green painter's tape and the second set of lines are two pieces of painter's tape wide. Painter's tape was my friend when I was quilting this quilt! Next, I did diagonal lines through every other intersection in both directions...I'm not sure that is a good explanation, so I will show you...
The idea for the quilting came from Jacquie Gering's book "Walk" and also from the two day walking foot quilting class that I took with Jacquie a couple of years ago. I think the quilting makes my quilt sparkle!
It is bound in fuchsia grunge fabric. Have you guessed what I was trying to depict yet? Yup--it is a SEWING MACHINE! I hope my swap partner likes it! Maybe she will find a spot to hang it in her sewing room.