Monday, April 20, 2009

Another Favorite Quilt - Endless Chain

"Endless Chain" from one of those quilting novels that have been popular lately. I had bought some 'el cheapo" batik FQs sometime or other--you know the ones that are NOT a tight weave, but rather loose, and this gray yardage which was a very unusual color in those days. I wanted to try this pattern, but didn't want to waste any really GOOD fabric on it.The pieces were colored triangles and gray "tie" shapes which were sewn into hexagons. Each colored triangle was matched up with a colored triangle in another hexagon to make the "petals". The backing was made of other pieces of cheapo batik.Here's what the quilting looks like on the BACK. I like this photo so much that I have this as one of my screen savers. Here's the bag I made to store this quilt. It was the "wrapping" when I gave it to my Secret Sister in 2006.

I like this because---
1 It was a real challenge to me, piecing the triangles to come out right, appliqueing the circles in the middle to cover the hole, binding those pokey angles on two edges,
2 I made it bigger than the pattern (STILL not big enough, but the gray fabric was gone),
3 I like the bright against gray,
4 the storage bag was a nice final touch.
I'm not sure my Secret Sister really likes it, but I do.

Sara

4 comments:

quiltmom said...

Sara,
I love your Endless Chain wallhanging-it such an innovative piece and I love all the batiks- they may have been cheapo but they look fabulous together.

Your double delight is wonderful too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pieces.

Regards.
Anna

Wendy said...

Sara, I absolutely love your quilt and the bag you made to go with it. I love batiks and this pattern really looks good. Wish I was your secret sister, I would be doing the happy dance.

sewcalgal said...

Really nice quilt. Great use of color. Exceptional quilting. Thanks for sharing!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Quilter Kathy said...

Very cool project! I haven't seen this design before...looks like fun to piece. And the quilting is amazing!