Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Pattern Testing for She's Sew Fancy
This fall I was able to test this Chimney Top Mountain quilt block for She's Sew Fancy. It is a block of 12"x18" that is perfect for a mini quilt or pillow. It is a beginner/intermediate level quilt block that requires basic foundation paper piecing skills.
As you can see, I chose to make a mini out of the pattern. I am very fond of blue and green in combination, so I made the main mountains in these colors. The mountains in the distance became silver grey.
The quilting blends in with the background. The limited color palette creates a modern quilt. A variegated golden thread together with a corn silk colors gives life to the sky. Big stitch hand quilting in variegated green adds the final touch to the mini.
The color of the sky was inspired by the tropical storm Ophelia that hit the British isles earlier this fall. Dust blown from the forest fires in Portugal and Spain in October caused the sky to turn orange. It was also possible to smell the smoke from the fires as far away as in Sweden. An amazing phenomenon, indeed!
Back to the quilt (literally speaking!). The quilting shows off very well on the back. Straight line quilting mimics the structure of the mountains. The bobbin thread is a steel grey color.
The mini quilt now hangs on the wall of my youngest son's apartment.
Keep on quilting!