It’s Bloggers Quilt Festival time again, and I’ve got something new(-ish) to show off: the finished one block wonder wall-hanging made from Martha Negley’s “Geranium” print in pink and green.
This was so fun to make, and I’m delighted with how it turned out. I finished it maybe a month ago, although getting some usable photos of it took longer. I’ve posted before about my love for this method. It’s intriguing to see every hexagonal block come to swirly life, and then flow together on the design wall.
Back in the earliest stages of cutting the fabric, I decided that, because I only had three yards of this fabric, a smaller triangle would provide more design flexibility – a decision that came back to haunt me when it came time to sew and press all those seams, each of which is under 3″.
Once the top was complete I waffled for a while on how to quilt it, and in the end went with a simple meander. Sometimes meandering can feel like taking the easy way out, but in this case I felt it suited the finished top. I used two colorways of variegated King Tut thread, a reds-and-pinks, and an ivory-gold-green, and they were perfect.
The back is perhaps not so exciting to you, but it was a thrill for me to finally have a use for this ombre-stripe red, which is one of the oldest fabrics in my stash, and very possibly could legitimately be called “vintage” I’ve had it for so long!
This one is in my Etsy shop, BTW, at a very reasonable price given the hours that went into planning and construction. I think it will add a lovely romantic element to a bedroom wall, or would look equally good in a living or dining room.
It is no surprise, given my addiction to OBWs, I started cutting fabric for the next long before this was done. The new one reached the half-block stage a few days ago, which means it’s ready to go on the design wall. The design wall, however, is not ready for it, so it’s in a holding bin for another week or so until I finish up something else. Here’s a sneak peek from the cutting stage:
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edited to add:
This is the book I learned from:
One Block Wonders
by Maxine Rosenthal