Do you remember that song by the 80s one hit wonder band Dead or Alive? Well after a lot of consideration and great suggestions, it seemed the perfect fit for my new quilt. What a labor of love this quilt has been. The design was inspired by a modern poster and per my usual I picked some fabric and started cutting and sewing. My husband’s woodworking measuring tools once again came in handy and at the end I got pretty good at piecing concentric circles. I did crosshatch irregularly spaced quilting with Aurifil thread for the first time and used my ever-dwindling mustard linen for the binding.
The very best part of this quilt was the practice of making a vision come to life using my own methods. More and more I find myself straying from quilt patterns made of repeated squares (though this quilt does use 10 inch squares that I cut up and put back together in different order). The big and bold patterns are calling me and I have so many other ideas waiting to be made. I hope to come back to this pattern sometime soon as I have visions of one with a bold red background.
Hope you had a peaceful Thanksgiving.