Thursday, 22 January 2015
Winter Arrow Quilt
Sorry, the quilt is wrinkly and hard to photograph but I had to grab photos of this one the day before my sister and her husband flew home to Canada and the shoot was a bit rushed in the midst of holiday revery (aka we ran to the park down the road in gail force wind conditions and snapped pics until we got one where it's not trying to take off from the earth). I completely love this quilt in real life though, it is somehow soft and heavy, dense and cushy, and the colours make it feel like you're lying under a layer of powder snow.
The front is pieced with hand printed hemp/organic cotton offcuts produced from making my ClothPot kits and solid hemp/organic cotton. The basecloth is really soft to the touch but it's quite heavy and I wasn't sure if it would work for a whole quilt top - to compensate I used my organic cotton batting which is quite thin and backed it with a super light, organic cotton voile that I printed with my Many Moons design.
This was my first attempt at improv piecing on angles and it wasn't without it's challenges. I'm super happy with how it came out though, especially the back which was totally put together on the fly - I just cut the large pieces up into slanted sections and pieced and trimmed and pieced until it was big enough. I think I'll be trying that again.