Quilt Testers In Action

Quilt Testers In Action


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Weasley Has His Own Quilt

I thought it was about time Weasley had a quilt dedicated to him, so he became the subject of  my quilt for May's Color Palette Challenge over at Three Creative Studios.

I've always thought that Weasley looks very lion-like when he's basking in the sun, especially when he has his full coat. With apologies to J. K. Rowling, I am calling this one "Weasley Is Our King!".

Like the other pieces I've done for this challenge, I made this with the idea of tiles in mind. The hexagon template was drawn freehand, and the individual pieces were cut out with scissors (no rotary cutter or rulers). The "tile" was then laid out in this design, spacing them by eye, in a way that looked pleasing to me. The resulting grout lines are irregular, and the quilt was slightly off center. This irregularity doesn't show much in the finished product, but I'm thinking about exaggerating this effect in a future quilt for this challenge.

Before quilting the grout lines. I stitched a lion on using thread sketching techniques. He'll have to get used to the idea that he's been replaced on the throne by a rabbit.

I also designed Weasley a crown, and stitched it on the quilt.

What looks blue in these pictures is somewhat more lavender in real life. I think the cloudy sky threw off the color of the photo. It sure would be nice to see the sun. The real Weasley would really enjoy basking his old (kingly) bones in it's warmth. 


The Fab Furs said...

You have such a wonderful creative talent! Of course all buns are Kings/Queens of their kingdoms, and lions/cats just have to get used to it. If Weasley gets to use his quilt, all the other buns in blogland will want one,too.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

It's fantastic! I love it girlfriend!
xx, shell

Jade said...

Lovely quilt! A perfect tribute to such a regal bun.

I'm with you on the lack of sun--tired of seeing all these gray days, we had enough of them during the winter.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a beautiful quilt! Weasley must feel most honoured!

bunnits said...

A delightful quilt--and Weasley certainly deserves the honor.

birdlady said...

Lovely! Love the tiled effect!

Lisa said...

absolutely gorgeous!!! I also love the very regal initial in the Weasley centerpiece. I didn't notice it til just now but I think it's a really nice touch. Another fantastic job well done!