So having procrastinated for long enough, it was time to jump in and start making the blocks for my Brit Quilt 3 swap mini quilt. Having stalked my quite quiet secret partner, I decided I needed to cut into my (bought aaaages ago) stash of Innocent Crush by AMH. I was also obsessing about the feather quilt AMH showed at the Quilt Market and decided to combine the two. Now, I googled like mad for a pattern or template but to no avail so I had to reverse engineer the block from a photo hence the level of procrastination. Despite the lack of concrete stitching, I dreamt about how to make this block nearly every night for two weeks and finally enough was enough.
|mini version - working it all out|
|final string blocks - working out where to cut to make more feather like|
(although it does look a little like a Zoom ice lolly!)
Despite Laughing Boy thinking it was a sail, I put it up on Flickr, all blushing with pride. Then Linda pointed out that AMH has a pattern for the flipping thing on her blog! D'oh! My googling thought process didn't include checking out Anna Maria's own site #numptie. Still, it's definitely all my own construction work and I did enjoy the "creative process" *shakes head, chuckles ruefully*.
For those of you wanting the easy option here's a link to the proper pattern - http://www.annamariahorner.com/Feather.Bed.Quilt.pdf
And here's the finished quilt top...
|with backing fabric (also AMH Innocent Crush)|