Sunday, September 25, 2016

Shadow Play

A couple of weeks ago, I followed along with the Shadow Block Mini Quilt Along, and I've been itching to give a shadow quilt a try.  I have a number of panel sets that I thought would make good focus blocks for a shadow quilt, so I pulled one out

and started cutting and sewing.

I didn't have much time to sew today, but I got enough blocks sewn together to get a sense of how it will look.  I'm accustomed to using white or cream backgrounds, so this golden houndstooth (?) was a stretch for me, but so far, I'm liking it.

I think I have 19 of these panels, and the blocks I am making finish at 5" x 6.5" so it won't be a very big quilt,  just a wallhanging.  Hopefully I can finish piecing it tomorrow.  This seems like a good candidate for me to try free motion quilting.  If this works out, this might be a good gift for my mother, who is quite the gardener.  We'll see.

I'm linking up with Monday Making (even though this is Sunday) since I'm sure it's what I'll be working on tomorrow, too.


The Cozy Quilter said...

Very cool! I have never made a shadow quilt. Your panel is perfect for this quilt.

KaHolly said...

It's going to be adorable! Making a shadow quilt is somewhere on my list! Enjoy your day! XO

Kate said...

The golden houndstooth was an inspired choice for the background. It really makes those blocks glow.

Barb H said...

I love the golden background for your shadow quilt. I have a set of panels that I didn't know what to do with, but now I do!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

A friend gave me that seed packet fabric in a quilt kit, with the directions (not shadow quilt), and I finally finished the quilt a year or so ago. The top had been finished for years (waiting to be quilted).

Bonnie said...

Very nice use of the shadow look. The gold certainly goes well with your panel. Neat idea to use a panel for this design.