Well, it’s not really a surprise, is it? It had to happen inevitably – I started a new project. The one I was dreaming about in one of my recent posts.
In their Fall 2013 issue, Burda Patchwork Quilts & Applizieren had THE ultimate project – a quilt made of pentagons, diamonds and darts from beautiful batiks, designed by Evelyn Zuber and called ‘Mother Earth’.
This project seems a bit of a stashbuster. According to the pattern it takes 28 fat quarters. I don’t think they’ll be used up completely, it’s just for the colours. The finished piece will be about 144 x 112 cms/3′ 8″ x 4′ 8″ approx.
I tried to resist.
I did resist.
At least for a couple of days.
Then I surrendered.
When I went through my stash of batiks I rediscovered some beauties I had forgotten about. And I’m going to sacrifice some of my most treasured batiks for this project but I will use a different colour layout than in the original pattern. For the first time, I will not be cutting all of the templates, but reuse them as I go. This should make piecing a little easier because there will be less weight to deal with. Also, I wouldn’t have a huge stiff project to handle.
This is the first ‘wheel’ (the name they use in the pattern). I haven’t sewn the ‘spikes’ in place yet because it will be easier to join the ‘wheels’ if the spikes are going into the neighboring wheels.