Several years ago, I was fabric shopping at Marden’s. I had finished and was waiting to have the fabric cut when I noticed my husband standing behind me with his cart full of bolts. The fabric was bright purple, yellow, orange, blue, red and other colors that I don’t ordinarily use in my quilts. I asked him what he wanted me to do with that fabric. He said make a quilt. I replied “All those colors in one quilt?” He said “yes”.
I searched for a pattern to use all those colors and decided to make a king size quilt using squares sewn together, cut again at an angle using a template and then sewn back together again.
I had made two smaller versions and it is very easy as long as the pieces are kept in order.
The first one that I made has been hanging in the top of the living room in the Maine house for fifteen years. The other is a small table mat.
The king quilt looked very nice in the red bedroom. Then I needed a wall hanging. I found the twisted lone star in Jan Kranz’s book. It was perfect. The wall hanging is on the accent wall which is varnished ship lap wood.
It was interesting to work with colors that I don’t usually use. At the time, it was very hard. I did learn to get out of my small box and experiment with other colors.
Have a great day and happy quilting.