Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tilt-A-Whirl by Amy Gibson

This pattern is called Tilt-A-Whirl and it was designed by the very talented Amy Gibson over at Stitchery Dickory Dock.  The pattern is available for purchase in her shop.

This quilt is entirely paper pieced, a technique which I adore because of the appearance of precision it gives without having to make precise cuts.  It does require a lot of paper, though, so make sure your printer is in working order before attempting this one.

The center pops of color are made with batik fabrics in a variety of colors and the white and gray are Kona solids


I had a blast doodling quilting designs on paper before deciding on a flower for each colored section; a vine of leaves on the gray, a vine of flowers on the interior white, and a sort of diamond-shaped flower pattern on the white diamonds.  This was a definite skill-builder.

This was a gift to my grandmother and I was sad to see it go!  It's one of my favorites.

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