Definitely not my normal colour scheme but I am really loving yellow, grey, black and white at the moment. I wasn’t sure how this would come together with so many different yellows in it, but somehow it’s just yellow. Yellow’s not a favourite colour of mine (it’s a bit close to orange for my liking) but I think I’m starting to see it’s necessity in the colour wheel. ;)
All of the blocks were made by the clever gals of the Care Circle of do.good Stitches. We used the Garden Lattice tutorial from Stitchery Dickory Dock – but we just zigged. No zag. The idea sounded good at the time, and I do love the big bold chevrons across the quilt… but it also meant seams didn’t line up. I spent ages trying to get them to line up just so and it just didn’t happen. In the end I gave up and embraced the wonky. And just hope that those looking at the quilt see the pretty zig zags and not the wonky seams.
I really went all out on the chevron theme. Some pieced chevrons on the back + chevron flannel for the backing and echo chevron straight line quilting. Chevron, chevron, chevron! Ok back to calling them zig zags. The word ‘chevron’ is really starting to sound weird.
A bit of black binding just pulls it altogether quite nicely I think. And yep – your eyes are not deceiving you. I did use white thread to stitch the binding on. I quite like the contrast.
And that my quilty friends, is a finished quilt, Not perfect, but still bright, cheery and hopefully will make some child very happy. This quilt will be donated to the Angels for the Forgotten – an Aussie charity who work with children in crisis and in foster care.
Thanks lovely Care Circle girls for helping make this quilt!!