Thursday, August 22, 2013

Icelandic Beginnings

Here's wedding quilt #2!  My friends got engaged in Iceland, hence the name of the quilt and the one block based on Iceland's flag.  He gave her a ring made from an acorn when he proposed and they will be getting married under oaks, so I of course had to use the beautiful acorn print.  The color palate of oranges, aquas, browns, and creams then followed.

This was my first time making a liberated style quilt and I really enjoyed it.  I loved making it up as I went along and seeing it transform on my design wall (see some progress photos on Instagram, @pieceatlast).

This quilt finishes at roughly 86" squared.  I hadn't planned on the border, but I felt I had put so much work into this quilt for it to be a foot shy of being able to cover a queen sized mattress.  I love the border now and feel it works great with how the cross blocks were pieced together.  I was totally inspired by this quilt.  Up until I had seen this quilt I had never had a desire to make a wonky/liberated cross quilt.  I think it's the different size crosses and scrappy way the blocks are pieced together that speak to me.  I'm a sucker for scrappy quilts, the more fabrics the better!

I fell hard for the teal print I used for most of the binding (Mind's Eye in Tambourine by AMH).  Something about the warm yellow on the teal with flecks of pink and brown really does it for me :)

Here's more photos if you're still with me!