I have just finished my gold and grey quilt which I started a couple of weeks ago. My arm is still playing up so my quilting has slowed to a snails pace. I was inspired to do this quilt mainly because I had a stack of yellow and orange scraps left over from another project…. and I love this colour combination.
The block I decided to use is a wonky square. I have done this quilt layout before with a normal block and love how it feels almost woven. I do think the next time I will reverse the colours – a darker colour/fabric needs to be used as the predominant fabric. I f I had replaced the grey with a white fabric the woven pattern would be clearer. I now know for next time!
I originally started making this quilt with scrappy gold fabric and a solid grey fabric. As i played with the blocks on my design floor I realized that the solid grey was too dominant. My husband took one look at it and suggested using scrappy grey instead. In a quilting first for us, he was right! I did keep three of the original solid blocks in the quilt, but they are tempered by the lighter grey fabrics.
To finish the quilt I made a back using some of the scraps of gold and yellow fabric I had in my stash and then quilted it using straight lines. After last weeks stippling misadventure it is straight line quilting for me for the next couple of quilts I think.