I’m inspired by Loulou’s blog to show this quilt I made a few years ago of the Toronto skyline. It’s one of my favourites – I don’t keep them all, the dog gets to sleep on them after a while.
For a look at Loulou’s wonderful photos of Toronto look here.
I made it using scraps left from other projects, charity shop clothes and my own old clothes. For example, the binding is cotton velvet taken from the legs of very old evening trousers and I’ve used the rest of the orange wool tweed to make a skirt recently. The columns are strip-pieced on to the wadding and backing using a sewing machine.
I started the process with these photos.
I made the collage to help me move my ideas along from the photos to the the final quilt. It helped me get the shapes into my head. After that, I auditioned fabrics and shuffled them around until I was happy with the look.
I’ve shortened the dress in my previous post and I’ll be showing the change soon along with the “Flower Power” shirt I’ve just finished. Thanks for all the helpful comments about the dress.
Happy Monday everyone.