Type of item: Functional
Style: Funky, Casual
Commercial quilting cotton and batiks
What was your inspiration?
The quilt is for one of my college friends, the first to become a grandmother. ( I made one of my first quilts for the birth of this baby's mother.)
The fabric inspiration was the repeated multi-color "striped" fabric. I had been wanting to make a quilt with that fabric and hadn't come up with an idea I liked until I saw someone's chevron quilt on-line.
What are you most proud of?
The back! It was improvisationally pieced of left-overs from the front, with a few additions. The African fabrics are pieces from another (failed) project. I like it as well as the front!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
To get the fabric placement right, you really NEED a design wall!