Quilterie has been posting for 18 months. Due to a slight hiatus in actual sewing activity I thought it might be time to slow release some older quilts.
I really enjoyed making the specimen below. I had to concentrate completely on placement or the courthouse steps would have resembled "Law and Disorder". That eventually became its name.
Oops!.. Sorry about the wonky photo.
While I was making "Law and Disorder", I came to realise that the greatest interest lay with the large scale fabrics. Although the colour palette was planned to be olive green for the centres and reds for the lanterns, I learned how to extend the idea of red. There are reds, pinks, oranges, burgundies, purples, tans and brown. The original idea came from a picture from a Kaffe Fassett book. Now there are so many of them, I can't remember which one, but it was one of his earliest.
It has been long-arm machined. I wanted a wavy pattern because I thought there were too many straight lines in the piecing, so the surface looks like a topographic map.
You may be able to see by the creases through the centre that this little baby (70" x 62") has been curled up in a dark cupboard, resting for some time. It's time to bring it back out, don't you think?
If you have not noticed, I have added a small piece to my left sidebar regarding Pinterest. After reading a few blogposts (thanks, Marianne) regarding pinning photos I feel it may not be as innocuous as it appears. If anyone knows the code to opt out of having your photos pinned it would be nice if you could share it.