Saturday, October 25, 2014

Finished, fun to make quilt

This is a pattern from Karen Griska (Selvage Blog -- see sidebar here).  She calls it Ferris Wheel,  I think of it as Whirligig.  The cutting and sewing method couldn't be easier.  I had  a lot of scraps in darkish blue, green, red tones.   One cuts two inch wide strips, not necessary to taper them, that happens mostly by eye as they are sewn into squares. And then making four-square blocks in a somewhat random way provides the great variety.  At some points the randomness of it felt wrong. And at some points it felt delightfully free.  But catching a glimpse of it on the design wall as it was being sewn (when I walked past the sewing room doorway) always gave a sense of what fun it is to put together prints and colors that aren't fussily  planned.  Finally I think the two inch red border/binding made a disproporationate amount of difference in tying it together.

I'm more and more a scrap quitler and I love the serendipity of combinations and I love the analogy of disparate patterns and colors with the variety of  people I meet every day. Mine is not a homogenized, carefully planned world.

9 comments :

Cindy said...

Love this one! Very fun.

June Calender said...

Thanks,Cindy. It was fun to make.

barbara judge said...

I love this quilt -- it does feel free spirited for sure -- barbara

June Calender said...

Thanks, Barbara -- so free it makes me a little nervous.3301

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Another beauty. Reminds me of a quilt made in the early 1900's. Before reading your excerpt on it I thought it was an old one. Great June. Fun to look at!

June Calender said...

Thanks, Di, that's an interesting thought.

Selvage Quilter said...

Wow, I love your quilt. And I agree, the red border is just right! It's fun to make a new quilt that looks like it might actually be an old quilt. Timeless.

June Calender said...

Thank you, Karen. It wouldn't have happened without your inspiration.

June Calender said...

Thank you, Karen. It wouldn't have happened without your inspiration.