Back in April, a woman named Gladi Porsche was the speaker at the monthly meeting for the Quilters Connection Quilt Guild. She brought tons of gorgeous quilts. They were not the kind of quilt I usually make, but I found them inspiring and breathtaking nonetheless.
I was particularly fascinated by a series of quilts she had brought featuring an old traditional block called the "Palm Leaf."
I decided that although I am not a traditional quilter, I wanted to make a Palm Leaf quilt of my own! So, I drafted a pattern in Adobe Illustrator and then sent it to my ScanNCut for cutting (this way there was not a single moment of measuring or math -- my kind of quilting).
I chose to cut all of the pieces out of commercial blue batiks I had sitting around. I made 12 blocks -- each about 12x12. I've been playing with various arrangements and these are my current 3 favorites:
I wish I had a big giant design wall so I didn't have to crawl around the floor with these blocks, but alas there is no open wall in my apartment. Perhaps in the next studio? In the meantime, I'm going to keep shuffling these blocks around until I feel like the design is "right." I might add some sashing...or even a few more blocks. I'm going to mull it over....
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