The brewing is finished, and I’m left with (if I may say so myself) a pretty good artisan beer. If you follow me on Instagram (@charlottequilts) then you might have seen more pictures of this than you can stand, but please bear with me while I show some taken with an actual camera.
The idea had always been to matchstick quilt the hell out of this thing, both to attach the shreds of fabric and to add more layers to the colour gradation. I used five shades of Aurifil (40 wt) ranging from white to black, with three greys in between. Luckily, the extreme smallness (15 x 16 inches) of the piece meant that this only (HA!) took about three or four hours. I take my hat off to anyone who matchstick quilts anything bigger than this. *tips hat*
I knew that the grey background was just that – a background to something else – but I wasn’t sure what. I had originally thought something yellow, but that’s my go-to place with grey and I’ve been there and done that. So green it was. Teeny 1/4 inch strips of eleven different greens.
And this is where I can no longer pretend that my solids stash is anything other than pretty extensive. Ahem.
Bound with Kona Ash, backed in Ikea Nummers (again) and here it is. “Fortitude, and its rewards.” It’s, like, so totally deep, right? So deep that I’ve entered it into the Art Quilt category of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.