Friday, September 9, 2011

Eryn's Quilt

A few weeks ago, my friend Eryn asked me to make a quilt for her soon-to-be niece or nephew's room. Initially she requested a quilt design similar to this quilt, but ultimately decided she preferred something more like a traditional pinwheel design. Me being me and, let's face it, she knew that going in, I opted to use the pinwheel concept more as a jumping off point than as an actual design.
I improvisationally crafted the half-triangle squares that make up the four-patch of the pinwheel block and then added bits of fabric as needed to make block parts as well as whole blocks fit together.
Eryn provided much of the fabric, especially the greens, and I added in a few solids as well as some of the strike offs from my new line that didn't make the final cut. The initial set of strike offs that came to me probably included 100 different colorways and  I was asked to whittle that down to 40 prints and solids. That means there were quite a few terrific fabrics that had to be deleted. The folks at Moda were nice enough though to send me those strike offs and I'm excited to include them in some of my projects.
I finished off this mini quilt with a bit of machine quilting in a large concentric spiral. It's really a super-simple concept done just little differently.
Eryn has already picked up her quilt, thus this post, and seems pretty happy with the finished product. Me too. I'm pretty happy with it too.

15 comments:

Michele said...

That's one fun quilt!

carol said...

Really gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! So beautiful, Malka; you never fail to impress me with your creations.

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I think it's great! I absolutely love the colors and the way you quilted it!

Kerry said...

Love it! The dynamic between the triangles and the spiral quilting works so well

Crafty Newbie said...

That is really beautiful. It pops! I don't know the right term for it... BUT it's awesome! Nice job!

Michele Pacey said...

you have such a talent for colour schemes. every piece so fresh and alive. love your work!

AlessandraLace said...

lovely quilt. I will follow your blog

Pippa said...

Love it, as always! Beautiful colors, and the circular quilting is the perfect finishing touch.

Tonya Ricucci said...

beautiful. love how playful it is!

veryberryhandmade said...

Love the way the quilting picks up on the pinwheel design. Fab colours too!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE THIS! Nicely done!

Anonymous said...

"Pretty happy" with it?! It's wonderful!!

Jin said...

Thank you for making this. This is one of our favorite gift at the shower!!! It's definitely an heirloom piece!

Cindy @ Creating at Home said...

What an awesome quilt!