Originally posted 2009-10-24 07:41:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Talk about cross pollination, the idea for CyberPointers new book (now available to order as a download or CD) was to make needlepoint ornaments inspired by classic quilt blocks. This needlepoint quilt block inspired a quilt!
Peg Dunayer designed this block. In the instructions she says “This pattern is a representation of the quilt pattern, Log Cabin. By using the same thread for the entire piece, an amazing effect is achieved: the overall appearance is that of a randomly pieced scrap quilt.” Her version of the block is pictured above.
I stitched the second model of the block, using a different color of Watercolours and found the same thing. My version is pictured above.
The interaction of the colors is both unplanned and very exciting. Peg thought so too and decided to make a quilt inspired by her needlepoint.
She says “. . . stitching the Log Cabin, using a single Watercolours, for our project made me want to do the same in fabric? Well, I did it, sort of. Attached is a picture of the results. I used less than 1/4 yard of each of 56 different batik fabrics, and pieced the blocks randomly, with the exception of separating lights from darks. The blocks then were arranged in a Barn Raising configuration. I love it!”
It’s different from the needlepoint ones, but has the same feel of unplanned and unexpected color. Like Peg, I love it.
Seeing lovely quilts always makes me want to needlepoint versions of them, so I’m printing my copy of the book this weekend and getting started on something new.