I went to university in Coventry which, like Dresden, is a beautiful old city heavily bombed during WWII. Coventry and Dresden are twinned cities. Coventry has 2 cathedrals now, one is old and traditional and now ruined and next to it is the modern one. I love both. So many quilting parallels!
When my Dresden went wrong, it seemed fitting to redo it and rename it and call it a Coventry - well it made sense to me. (See yesterdays post if you missed it.)
This is bound in the Simply Colour Ombre solids which I am completely in love with. Each piece is only 18cm long so the colour change is quite subtle, but each is darker at the top and lighter at the bottom - such a good idea (Vanessa not me!)
I love this quilt so much more like this. I just can't decide whether to have it hanging on the wall, or flat on my breakfast bar.
I learnt several new things with this quilt:
- Don't Fear the (seam) Ripper (Blue Oyster Cult anyone?)
- My walking foot is awesome - why was I so afraid to use it???
ps Having pieced all those little bits for the top and bottom strips, I then found a whole 2 yard piece!
pps I almost forgot the blog hop! Please visit todays contenstants...
Friday, June 14
Julie @ Jolie Maxtin
Melissa @ Melia Mae Quilting
Adrianne @ On The Windy Side
Molli @ Molli Sparkles
Laura @ Little And Lots
Sarah @ Duck Egg Threads
Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
Cari @ There's A Thread
Valerie @ Between Quilts