Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Big Blue

 Everyone I know was gobsmacked when Red Pepper Quilts made this amazing quilt, and I fell heavily for this beauty. 
Here is my homage to The Poseidon Quilt and City Green.


First take one pack of Robert Kaufmann Kona Solids Poseidon and My Blue Heaven and two fat quarters of a purple you like.
Cut these into rectangles 4 1/2 inches wide.
 Then cut 2 1/2 inch strips of linen. Sew the coloured strips to the linen.

Then cut these strips into pieces 4 1/2 inches wide.

Sew these together into strips.Alternating colour and linen
Then sew these strips together with a lines strip in between each coloured strip.

Keep going until you think you're going crazy.
Wear the whole monstrous thing as a dress for a while, lament the fact you can't walk on stilts.
Bind and quilt the giant thing. Insert many colourful cuss words.
Breathe a sigh of relief.
This thing is too big for me to fit it in my frame. Hopefully the recipient likes it as much as me.


  1. Are you shitting me? You're giving it AWAY? Madness!

  2. It's beautiful Ell! Love the quilting!

  3. Your free quilting skills just amaze me! It is a truly beautiful quilt!

  4. give it to me, give it to me !

  5. That is one beautiful quilt!!