The quilt she invited me to make is actually presented as a pieced backing to another quilt in her book. But I could see it as a fabulous quilt in its own right. I hope I pulled it off.
I've been trying to perfect my FMQ swirl. My uber-talented BQF Vicki of OrchidOwlQuilts.com gave me some advice - don't try to copy other people's swirls, find your own. Well, I think I may have just done that. I was looking at a piece of fabric and decided to try copying the swirls on it. What do you think?
The body of the quilt is just 2.5 inch strips. But I'm working with ombre fabrics which add some really wonderful movement in the color gradiation.
The borders are a concrete gray and I went with a very angular quilting design trying for an urban feel.
I'd better stop blogging on get back to work so I can bury all those threads you can see in these photos and get the quilt bound and labeled by Monday. I hope you come back to see the complete quilt then.
In the meantime, pop over to Amazon or Christa's blog, Christaquilts.com, and get a copy of her book. I got an advance e-copy and it's fabulous. Here's a link to my Amazon review of her book.
Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced