Friday, May 18, 2012
A while back I won a special prize package through a giveaway by Kate Spain herself. She included some sample packs containing 2.5 inch squares of her Terrain and Central Park collections. I've been saving them for something special, and here it is: Watercolor.
Last Wednesday, I pulled all the squares out of their packages and played around with them for a while, finally settling on this simple color spectrum design. I've always loved the way that Kate Spain integrates such a wide variety of color into her designs, and you can see the result right here. It reminds me of a wash of watercolors on paper. Once I sewed the blocks together, I decided to hand quilt it using a variegated purple thread by Aurifil. I enjoyed the process immensely. You can see the quilting far better in the picture of the back of the quilt, which is a print from the Central Park line. It's bound in Kona Coal.
While I had hopes of featuring a larger quilt for the Bloggers' Quilt Festival, this little mini quilt -- in all its simplicity -- is my entry. It was a delight to make, and it gives me pleasure every time I look at it. I can't think of a better way to represent the hobby that I've loved so much this year.
Update: Linking up to the Kate Spain Blog Hop at Blossom Heart Quilts!