This quilt was the subject of my second post ever, back when I had about 3 people reading my blog, (including 2 that were related to me). I had no idea what I was doing and my pictures were terrible. According to blogger, that post has received a grand total of 35 views. I am pretty sure 30 of them are from me when I was signed on to someone else's computer.
But this quilt is one of my favourites and I think it deserves a brand new post with nicer pictures !
This is my first real modern quilt. I fell in love with High Five by Amanda Jean in her and Cheryl's book Sunday Morning Quilts. This link will take you to a miniature version of High Five made by Amanda Jean. To make the quilt my own, I made my blocks bigger, tweaked the larger blocks and the layout a bit. But really, I loved everything about the original, so I wanted the same feeling. Colour, colour, colour! This is my happiest and brightest quilt.
Most of the fabrics were scraps. As you can see, there are very few modern prints, but the result is still far from traditional. I am especially pleased with the binding!
The quilting is definitely not my best work. I outlined the white "frames" but rushed through the meandering on the rest of the quilt. I'm talking about very large, extra jumbo meandering. On the bright side, less dense quilting = softer quilt with a better drape.
These outdoor pictures were taken during my summer vacation, in a beautiful piece paradise somewhere in Atlantic Canada. It was sunny but windy. The quilt kept flying off the fence. I just could not get a good picture of the back (or, for that matter, of the entire top). Oh well, there is always the old post.
So, forget about my earlier question. Have you been tempted to re-do a post from your early blogging days?