Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Osh, originally uploaded by alisoninlondon.

While the colours aren't what you'd call true to life in this photo, you get the idea. I bought 4.5 metres (1.5m of each of three fabrics) in Birmingham - all ikat fabrics from Kaffe Fasset. I loved them, but had no idea what to do with them. So I cut 6.5" strips, and started sewing. 5 blocks down and this was going to be a 60"x60" quilt. 8 blocks in and this was going to be a queen size quilt sashed in white, with a slightly larger, mitred white border. Then I thought about a biscuit coloured linen for sashing.

10 blocks in and I am reconsidering. These are all 18" square, and I kind of like them separate. So now I'm thinking I make a couple more, sandwich them and do some machine quilting, some hand quilting and I'll have a delicious stack of ikat goodness to fill up a wall (as shown), go around a doorway in an inverted U shape, or march down a hallway in single file. It's a twist on the doll quilt wall I guess. But it's all mine.

And by that last statement I don't mean to suggest that I invented the concept - just that I claimed ownership of these blocks over the more traditional options!


rooruu said...

Those look good, Alison - and I like the idea of a 'doll quilt wall' of them. I'm working on a series of quiltlets for APQ, the third one is just out, and am pondering which wall in the house is going to be given to them (I'm going A-Z, so there will be 26!). Hope you're still having a great time in London. Cheers, Ruth.

Fat Quarter World said...

There are so many things to love about this picture:

1. Kaffe Fasset!
2. ikat
3. Your design wall! (so neat!)

Happy Quilting!