Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I was blessed to share the day with my family.
Today I got back to work on the quilt for my queen size bed. This will be the 2nd largest quilt I've made. I'm using mostly my FMF fabric stash and a few other favorites I thought coordinated well.
One of my inspirations came from one of my favorite fashion designers Orla Kiely. I'd die to own one of her handbags. I had an Orla Kiely table cloth from Target once, but have recently parted with it. BTW, Target sells the limited edition Orla Kiely for Method cleaning products right now. I've purchased my fare share already. I just adore this stem print wall paper below. Don't know if you've seen it already, but her bedding is at Bed Bath & Beyond too.
|Orla Kiely Home Decor (wall paper)|
Although there are plenty of petal templates out there and lots of tips on sewing curves, I'm not up to doing that many petals for this size quilt at this time. So I kept looking for other options that would give a similar vibe. Then I saw the quilt below a few weeks ago from Cluck Cluck Sew:
|Herringbone Quilt by Cluck Cluck Sew|
I've admired so many herringbone quilts lately, but hadn't seen one done in multi color before this one. And so a plan began, a sketch was drawn, and the quilt was calculated using 5" charms.
300 HSTs (half square triangles) all squared up and ready to go:
Today I threw up the batting on my bedroom wall and Ta Da... My first design wall! I love it because I can see the layout so much better this way. Especially for such a large quilt! My bedroom wall is perfect too. 1) because its the brightest room in the house and 2) its the room the quilt will live in. Here is just a snapshot of the beginning sprouts.
I'm still rearranging and swaping out fabrics, but I'm loving how its coming together.