I’m really excited to be entering Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival for the first time! If you’re visiting for the first time, welcome to my blog! I’ve been around on Flickr and IG for a while and two months ago I started blogging. My name is Rachel, I live in New Zealand and I’m mad about quilting.
My Quilter’s Palette mini quilt was inspired by this photo on IG of a water colour paint palette. I’m not a painter but I love those little circles of colour. To turn the idea into a quilt, I applied my favourite quilt formula, bright, scrappy fabrics on a low volume background. I used my Marti Mitchell drunkard’s path acrylic templates to cut the pieces. Each drunkards path block is 3″ finished. The finished quilt went to Paula (Flickr link) in Bermuda as part of a summer themed swap.
This is my favourite photo of the quilt, there must have been some sunlight on the day I took this photo.
I quilted in straight lines using my walking foot. The lines were about 1/4″ apart. Rather than marking all the lines, I used my walking foot as a guide (so much easier!).
The week I finished the quilt and posted it off was wet and grey (dreary winter’s weather) and the photos are not so bright! The binding is from Tsuru by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud9 fabrics.
Have you checked out the Festival yet? I’ve had a few quick peeks, I can’t wait to have a proper look around!
Finished Quilt Size; 18″ square