I have a few favorite parts on this quilt. Both the orange piece on the top of the quilt and the large blue square are made up of pieces of fabric, because I didn’t have one piece large enough for each. Both were unplanned in this way and I worked with what I had. The way they turned out makes me want to make a whole quilt doing the same thing. I love the different shades of rectangular and square shapes that make the block of color. On the orange I used the backs of T-shirts, on the fronts are logos and iron-on pictures that only show through as variations of orange.
I knew the blue tie that makes up the edge on the right side, with the 2 flowers, was perfect from the moment I saw it in my tie box. And somehow the tie with green with orange and yellow stripes below it just works, although I couldn’t say why.
My other favorite part is where I started. The patchwork piece just left of center. I began by using all the left-over squares of polyester that I found while cleaning my studio. I eventually added some cotton pieces that worked with the quilt overall, but I still like looking at it and trying to figure it out.
The last piece that I find my eye lingering on is at the bottom of the large green and gold and orange and white panel where it makes it’s way down to a small square of the same fabric on the bottom border. Where these two come together, the hard edge disappears. And the eye moves easily off the bottom of the quilt.