Thursday, 1 May 2014
Throw Back Thursday | XOX
My BFF Christine and I have been tight pretty much since the day we first met, way back in the summer of of 1996. We clicked right from the start.
Fast forward a few years to the summer of 2012 - Christine's wedding! I knew I'd be making a quilt for my bestie and her beau, and just needed a little inspiration. That's when I came across this beautiful Flea Market Fancy Quilt at Red Pepper Quilts and I knew it was the one! This was my first attempt at paper piecing and time was short so I decided to create a band of pinwheels rather than try to tackle an entire quilt top.
I chose to create a secondary pattern by alternating warm and cool colours (Colour Theory 101: Warm colours advance and Cool colours recede). I was so pleased to see the pattern of Xs and Os start to emerge - hugs and kisses, perfect for the newlyweds!
Does anyone else out there associate people with colours? Or is that just me? Anyways, in my mind Christine's colour is a fresh, vibrant aqua. Exactly like this binding!
Happy May Day!