The design was my own, but I'm sure I've seen many quilts with similar designs out there in blog-land. I had a few design objectives:
- Make it bright and modern
- Use (mostly) fabrics that I already had
- Include a Pacifica motif or theme to remind my friend of New Zealand and Auckland in particular
- Try something different
- Use a my Drunkard's Path templates
I used both free motion and walking foot quilting on this quilt. I probably could have done it all with a walking foot, but there were a lot of turnarounds and I hate squeezing the quilt back and forth under the arm.
The back was pieced using some of the same fabrics from the front. I managed to find a print with the blue and coral together which I purchased after the front was finished (that was lucky). It ties the color scheme together nicely, I think. I also purchased the dark grey polka-dot print for the binding. I did have enough of a few grey prints for the job, but thought I needed something darker to ground the quilt.
I'm linking up to the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side. Check it out - there's an amazing array of great quilts for inspiration. Now, what to work on next...