I’m pleased to show you my latest quilt finish – one I’m calling Go West.
I had a great time using Carolyn Friedlander’s Doe fabric to make this one. The line has a fun mix of low volume fabrics as well as some lovely saturated colours. I think that the sage green is my favourite so far this year.
I had originally called this pattern Kapow because it reminded me of the way explosions and punches are depicted in comic books (radiating zigzags). However the central motif and the Santa Fe feel of the quilt lead me to change it to Go West *cue Pet Shop Boys (old school) or the Village People (older school)*.
I asked Kelly Elliott to quilt this one for me and she used a large scale, geometric pattern of her own design. It’s hard to photograph it well because of the size, but it really suits the quilt, echoing the many angles.
For the back I used some 108″ yardage from Carolyn’s collection supplemented with some of the leftover bright colours.
The binding is the same navy as the centre motifs. I think it frames the quilt nicely.
As luck would have it, Go West‘s debut coincides with the Blogger’s Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side. Given it’s my own design, I’ve entered it in the Original Design category.
I’m really looking forward to going through all the quilts in every category. Fantastic eye candy – don’t miss it!
Pattern: Go West (buy the pattern here)
Dimensions: 48″ x 63″
Fabric – Carolyn Friedlander Doe
Quilting: Kelly Elliott of The Quilt Machine