Right before Christmas, I received a surprise package of Glimma charm squares by Lotta Jansdotter from Windham Fabrics (due in stores in April 2013).
I was inspired by the print above that reminds me of kite strings with bows tied along the length. I simplified the idea and created 4 paper pieced block designs made to such a size that each side of the bow used a single charm. Some of the blocks were designed to use the leftover wedges from charms, making smaller bows. Most blocks have three bows but some have two.
I removed one color group from the charm packs, the one shown in the single charm above, because it didn't work with the background I chose. I used Steel Essex Linen from Marmalade Fabrics.
I quilted with very organic, not measured or marked lines running vertically, as kite strings would. They are about three quarters of an inch apart.
This is a fun collection. I particularly like the lavender/pink shade in the tree print. This is just a baby quilt size but I'm thinking that this quilt design would be really fun made larger with a white background and scrappy bows. Maybe in the future I will tackle that one.
Happy New Year everyone! I am enjoying everyone's year end reflections but I'm not going to do one. I have created year end mosaics in the past, you know, because everyone is doing it, but it's just not me. I guess I don't tend to look back all that much, forward ho!