Friday, September 14, 2012

Quilt Top - Ants and Woodpeckers

I bought this little stack of fabrics at GJs a little while back and put it together into a quilt top the other week. The design is inspired by a quilt that I remember seeing a blog post about, I think in a blog hop for a book, but I can't for the life of me remember which blog, book or quilt design! So if it looks familiar to you, please let me know what to so if it is what inspired me I can give credit where it's due.

Anyway, using the inspiration from my memory and trying to make best use of the fabric I came up with this design - the quilt is just under the width of the quilting fabric, and used  almost exactly all of the 30cm cuts that I bought. It's a bit bigger than I originally planned, but I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing, Although does mean the piece I bought for the back isn't quite big enough, I'm going to have to find some fabrics to piece in with it.

I'm at a loss of how to quilt it though - how would you quilt this quilt?


  1. If you can find an all-over maze pattern or even some design that is reminiscent of wood grain or leaves would be cool. Sort of a secondary design element which adds to the fabric pattern. Cute quilt.

    1. oooh I really like the idea of the wood grain... kinda like straight line quilting but with a bit more interest... thanks for the idea!

  2. hey, i would do it in a diamond pattern start with a small one in the middle then move out to the edge (like the woodgrain idea above)

  3. Wow, it looks terrific, I love the random placement, and the spacing of the colours :)


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