Monday, July 30, 2012

...down the plughole

Yes, it is the middle of winter in Australia, and yes, it is actually cold. So cold, in fact that N is taking an impromptu ski trip tomorrow and expects snow to fall while he is there.

So I made a beach blanket. Of course.

I used a pattern called Down the Rabbit Hole still in the production phase from Angela at Cut to Pieces. I found it again when looking for some quilty inspiration for a baby gift having first seen it posted last year during the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I don't think this pattern will end up in that gift but I do love it generally. It is a great larger small quilt - perfect for beach days and picnics. Plus I think it is a cool shape.

I used three Spotlight Prima Solids, in Peacock, Marine and Aqua - like waves! The binding is another Spotlight Prima solid in, appropriately named, Sand.

I thought long and hard about what to put in the middle of the quilt - in the end I went with these bikes, with the blue one almost exactly matching the Peacock solid. If I had planned a little better I would have included a picture of the quilt rolled up on the basket of my bike!

As Angela suggested in the pattern I quilted with lines parallel to the outermost edge of the triangles. The only modification I made was to quilt lines 1" apart at the middle, 1.5" apart in the middle section and 2" in the outer ring - like ripples on the water.

I'm calling my version 'Down the Plughole'!


bec said...

Love it! And love it was with Spotty fabrics, instead of ANOTHER expensive designer fabric haha. You've made it look designer though! Great idea for a rug, I'll add it to my list haha

Fran said...

Absolutely lovely! Love the wave effect of the different blues. Nice to see something so original.

Angela said...

yay! It looks great. I can't wait to get the pattern up and running. Thanks for your help reviewing it!