Friday, February 10, 2012
" Pandemonium Quilt" - the Folly block
At long last, I've finished this quilt. It's a kind of sampler quilt, large applique blocks, surrounded by pieced ones. I had a blast making this quilt, from drawing it to the last bit. I've used the Kaffe collective fabrics and this time, having bought a stack of Kaffe's shot cottons, used those also as the backgrounds for the pieced blocks.
The background for the applique are in different fabrics which I already had in the store room. With hind sight, I think I should have used the different colour fabrics in Kaffe's " spots". I had a sudden "guilt" attack after cleaning out my store room and felt may be I need to use what is there. What a silly notion that is! Next time I should remember that spending a lot of time on a quilt, I should go for the best choice!
The applique blocks are sort of inspired by those gorgeous stately castles in TV programs such as " The Tudors' and " Downton Abbey". These places have things like a folly in their gardens and the kitchens have a garden where they grow herbs and farm animals running around. They also have gorgeous ponds and fountains and horse yards. I do my sewing watching these programs!
In the next weeks, I'll post more photos of the various parts of the quilt and the full view. The first one is the " Folly" block, I smiled a lot when I was drawing this block. Kim McLean