After my first flip through the book I was instantly drawn to “Helix”. I don’t know why but when Emily asked which one I wanted to work on the words just came right out. If we were face to face she wouldn’t have even finished her sentence. That’s when the craziness began.
My idea was to use a color wheel, like the one from Purl Soho as my guide and radiate out from the center.
Ok, Plan set, now find all the fabrics needed for the madness. Since I would need a massive amount of fabric in all sorts of colors and prints I thought why not ask my friends via Twitter if they might be able to help me out. Lynn from Lily’s Quilts was the first to off up some of her scraps.I had met Lynn a bout a month earlier at the first Fat Quarterly Retreat here in London. She gathered up a box and I sent her the postage sticker. A few days later I was in amazement at what was in front of me. I was also lucky to have a bunch of members from the LMQG drop off little bags of scraps at our July and August meeting so let’s get to stitching.
On my wall I started to get a sense of the colors and prints I had to work with. It was overwhelming but once sorted it started to come to life.
So here it is in it’s almost finished glory. Since I am in London and the Long Arm is in NY I plan on bringing it (along with a few others) home to finish quilt it when I am back in October. I will add some finished pics when it is done. Promise.
I would like to thank all of the London Modern Quilt Guild members who supplied me with some scraps and a big Thanks to my friend Charlotte who let me raid her very well organized stash several times on short notice when I ran out of colors I needed.
Sept 4: Erika from http://pinksuedeshoe.com/- High Voltage
Sept 5: Lisa from http://lovetocolormyworld.blogspot.com/- Helix
Sept 6: April M. from http://april-makingendsmeet.blogspot.com/ - OddBall
Sept 7: Vickie from http://www.spunsugarquilt.com/- Caution
Sept 8: Sinta from http://pinkpincushion.blogspot.com/- Ivy League
Sept 9: Marion from http://myquiltdiet.blogspot.com/- Gamer
Sept 10: Sherri from http://www.aquiltinglife.com/- Urban Decay
Sept 11: April R. from http://www.aprilrosenthal.com/ - Switchback
Sept 12: Tricia from http://notesofsincerity.blogspot.com/- Caution
Sept 13: Shannon from http://itssewshannon.blogspot.com/- Urban Decay
Sept 14: Shari from http://www.doohikeydesignstudio.com/blog/- Ivy League
Sept 15: My day to show off Helix.
Sept 16: back to Emily for the giveaway! http://crazyoldladiesquilts.blogspot.co.uk/
On the last day (Sept. 16) I’m going to have a FABULOUS giveaway on my blog. So make sure you follow along and join us back here! See you soon )