I don't know when I have worked on a quilt I have enjoyed more! This is Steampunk, by Jenn Kingwell, an Australian designer you are going to be hearing a lot more about. The block is a very old fashioned one, also called Propeller. The fabrics I used were scraps of Denyse Schmidt fabrics I had in my stash, most of which have also been used in other projects I have worked on. The backgrounds are assorted black prints on white backgrounds--and I tell you, I definitely depleted my stash of these! Now I have an excuse to collect some more.
The quilt was supposed to come out 71 inches square, and with all those diagonal edges, I was thinking to myself that it would be a miracle if the quilt was square, much less 71" all around. Good grief, you won't believe it, but it came out both square and 71 inches.
I am thinking of giving this to someone, and think I need to add a border to make it bigger. I was going to do a white containment border the same width as the lattice (one inch finished), and a border of black with white polka dots or other white figure to compliment the black in the blocks. This just might be a wedding quilt, if I get any kind of sign that it would be desired. It may be a bit too modern and colorful, but we shall see. I think it is one of the most interesting quilts I have made. The level of difficulty was definitely up there!!
This may be my most favorite quilt ever, and I have made a few over the years.
I have something fun coming up, which I will tell you about tomorrow. I am going to be sewing along with a friend, and I think you are going to like it!