dappled adjective having spots of a different shade, tone or colour
from the background.
Nine months ago I conceived an idea for a quilt and today I gave birth!
The pattern is a simplified version of a flowering snowball pattern,
that I had admired on Marys blog.
I had just finished the summer of love quilt
so I was after an escape from all that colour!
The latter part of 2011 was a very grey year for me
grey walls, grey skies and grey fabric.
I was inspired not by an object but of several blogs and a way of living,
one that I would love to live, but I just love colour too much to be that pure.
will give you the ethereal idea.
This quilt really should be called the learning curve,
as it's a first for me to sew curves, applique a quilt to the backing
and also a first attempt at free motion quilting.
So you will have to forgive my overly whimsical, highly poetic choice of
dappled days as a name,
I can only say that I was channelling my inner Geoffrey Munn
(the romantically imaginative jewellery expert on the antiques roadshow)
Now for the juicy bits!
the pattern: flowering snowball
the fabric: sweetwater
sewing method: english paper pieced
backing: recycled bedding
quilting: free motion
size: approx 50" x 65"
wadding: heirloom premium cotton
time taken: 9 months
mistakes made: knowing that the backing was really too small but using it anyway,
which came back to bite me when sewing on the binding!
snuggle factor: very
If you would like to look back on the dappled days progress