Fiona Tranter

Letting off Creative STEAM


Christmas in August

Posted by fionatranter on August 10, 2014 at 9:10 AM

At a recent Northeast Illinois Modern Quilt Guild meeting one of the quilters brought a beautiful I-spy quilt for show and tell. The inspiration for the quilt was a personal goal to make three quilts from their stash this year and the end result for this quilt was lovely.

This reminded me of a little bundle of 4 inch squares I'd received as a Christmas present one year. The bundle was made up of lots of fun prints but I was not sure what to do with them. The idea of an I-spy quilt intrigued me as we have several nieces and nephews that I think would love to own such a quilt.

I thought I'd make my first cross quilt too and have been cutting up fabric from my stash to compliment the fabrics in the 4 inch square bundles.

I found a lovely white fabric with little flowers on that I thought might work for the white space and the flowers would add a slightly more feminine touch to the quilt. However, as you can see from this photograph, the flowers detract from the white space so I am in the process of exchanging them for a fabric with a pale grey stripe.

So I've officially started getting ready for Christmas !!

Categories: From the sewing table