Breaking it up in a percentage of colours
The Common Thread Quilt Guild's challenge this year was to use a box-top as inspiration to create a quilt. We had to use every colour found on the box-top. My randomly picked box-top was from a package of Eggo Waffles. Aren’t those amazing colours? There’s even a couple of blueberries and a raspberry to go with the yellow, red, oranges, white and brown.
I calculated roughly the percentages of each colour and came up with this lap quilt.
Since I also want to learn to machine quilt, it was the perfect project to practice on. I don’t have a machine that does free-motion but I got to practice my “sewing in the ditch” several dozen times. By the end, it was getting pretty good. I also tried to get fancy and machine-quilted a couple of flowers. It wasn’t too difficult to do on a practice piece, but then there’s a whole quilt that needs to be rotated under the sewing machine...well, that’s another matter. So the rest of the strips got wavy lines!
|Eggo Inspired Quilt|
I've linked up to Sarah Goer's Show Me Something Orange linking party.