Imaginative title, isn’t it. I’m a bit tired today, sorry.
I had a bunch of largish Innocent Crush scraps that I wanted to do something with and these blocks turned out to be just the ticket.
A night to crank them all out and then another two (long) nights to sew them all together.
After a great deal of consideration as to how I wanted the colours to work together.
I had to pad it out with some Joel Dewberry Heirloom yellows as my Innocent Crush scraps were lacking in that area. A little Loulouthi blue snuck in there too (I love how well all of AMH’s collections play together) :
Then there was a looooong delay as I considered how I wanted to quilt it. I really liked other tumbler block quilts where the quilting zig-zagged following the seams, but knew it wasn’t what I wanted for this one. I wanted something that worked with the design as a whole, rather than with the individual pieces.
So after much umming and ahhing and sketching I went with what I called kapow quilting.
So named because it reminds me of cartoon panels whenever a character gets punched. Kapow!
I won’t lie, it was a pain in the butt pivoting the quilt at the end of each point – no way I’d use this design for anything bigger than a baby quilt.
The backing continues the Anna Maria Horner theme with a Good Folks flannel in raspberry. Mmm.
Binding is scrappy so that it blends in better with the outer rows of the quilt – I wasn’t looking for a frame effect.
I really love the way it turned out and will be more than a little sad when I give this away to someone (I think it’s more a little girl quilt).
Final measurements are 36 x 40 inches.
I’ve entered this in the final month of Stitched in Color’s Celebrate Colour competition. Still some time – have you got your entry in?