A while back I was asked by the Fat Quarterly team to use some "Flock" by Thomas Knauer from Andover Fabrics in a Designer Challenge.
I was sent 4 fat 8ths of the "Flock " range - I added in some fabric from my stash and Voila! One Cot/ throw Quilt.
When I saw Flock it reminded me of my bed room in the 70's. I had this great wall paper that was brown and green, with a repeated curved square pattern & coir matting for the floor. My Father put the wall paper up in preparation for my arrival - looking back it was a very cool nursery.
The Block I came up with is very versatile and easy! especially if you have one of my Templates ;) which will be listed in the next few days in my Etsy Shop to buy.
I also have a few other blocks made to show what you can do with it - that post is coming soon too!
|The 4 fat 8th's that I was sent from the Fat Quarterly gang to work with.|
I added in 4 different fabrics from my stash to make my block. Really because I wanted to make a quilt and 4 fat 8th's wasn't enough fabric to do that. I also felt that it mixed nicely with the other graphic prints I had in my fabric stash.
I like a fabric range that mixes with other ranges, I very rarely use just one range in a quilt.
The white fabric I used was from remnants of some spoonflower panels I had printed. I don't like to waste fabric and I tend to keep anything over 2 inches in a scrap basket. I especially liked the spoonflower remnants because it had the little colour scale on it.
again on the same theme of waste not want not, I have been keeping the larger pieces of wadding that are left after trimming my bed sized quilts. I find if I join two pieces together its plenty for a throw/ cot size quilt.
The only issue is that it needs to be quilted quiet tightly to make the join/ bump disappear. I really love the 1/4 inch echo machine quilting - It takes forever! but well worth the effort.I have done it a few times now and always happy with the result.
The echo quilting is just a matter of going around and around and around! always starting from the centre going out to avoid puckering of the fabric.
I think it makes the ordinary white spaces interesting and I love The little strip of colour down the bottom from the spoonflower panel remnant.
The back looks equally impressive
The finished product is a lovely simple but bright quilt
If your interested in the template they are currently being made and will be available soon.
Big thanks to the Fat Quarterly team & Thomas Knauer for the Challenge and Fabric.
Its always nice to challenge myself with quilting.
Xx Siobhan Rogers