This is the first of my two entries for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. For my regular readers it may be a very familiar quilt as I just showed you the blocks made by all of the wonderful testers in my previous blogpost.
This “mini” is actually a pillow that I made for my brother’s birthday. I designed this foundation piecing pattern myself on the computer. I used Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop to get it “just right”. I was inspired by several things. First of all a drawing by the famous Dutch artist M.C. Escher, whom you may all know by his fabulous and imaginative perspective drawings.
In the spirit of Halloween, here is a work by M.C. Escher:
( wish I could make this, though! Would be an awesome mini, don’t you think?)
Another wonderful drawing of M.C.Escher is the direct inspiration for my pattern design. This is his drawing which I based my pattern on:
I also was inspired by all of these gorgeous Double Wedding Ring quilts that I have been seeing all over the internet. The weaving of the two lines looked like that to me.
The pattern is called “Honey Honey” after the shape of a beehive and is also a reference to calling a loved one “Honey”.
The weaving illusion is created by repeating the basic block four times.
So, here are some of my pictures for this Quilt Festival.
The very beginning, just a quilt top mini.
Stitched in the ditch…
… and some deliberation on patterns for FMQ … (I drew the designs on a piece of plastic)
I decided on pebbles as I wanted the strictness due to the mathematical lines to soften a bit.
I really loved working with these fabrics! These purples are my favorite. I just wish there was more modern purple fabric out there!
One pillow, already gifted and happily received!
– Size: 20 x 20 inches
– Technique top: foundation piecing
– FMQ: small pebbles
– Top: quilting cotton
– Batting: Hobbs 80-20
– Thread: Gutermann
– Back: home decor fabric from Ikea, inserted a zipper! :-)
– Label: made by “cottentrends”
Thank you very much for reading my blog and for those who have also entered a quilt into the Blogger Quilt festival; I wish you all lots of luck and bundles of fun!!!