This throw-sized quilt was a gift for my sister, Heather, for her bridal shower. Now that I've gifted this beauty, I've reached a personal goal, making quilts for each of my sisters. First was Caitlin's Giant Squid Quilt, then Sarah's Fox Quilt (though technically that was for my baby nephew - still counts though). I had been meaning to make one for Heather for a while now, but I hadn't really been inspired fabric-wise.
That was until I wandered into the quilt shop one passing afternoon and laid eyes on a shelf full of Collage by Carrie Bloomston. This letter-peppered fabric totally screamed Heather's name. I wasn't sure exactly what kind of quilt I would make from it, but I knew it was meant to be something special.
I sat on the project for a while, considering what approach to take pattern-wise. Eventually I remembered the Herringbone technique that I'd spotted on Bijou Lovely a ways back. Inspired, I set out to cutting strips and sewing blocks. Of course, in true Me style, I missed a vital step of the tutorial. Instead of creating alternating diagonal blocks I just made a whole bunch of same direction blocks. Whoops.
I almost called this the Almost Herringbone Quilt, but then thought better of it. Who wants their hard work memorialized by silly mistakes? Certainly not me. Better to name it after what it became, which was diagonal, still a great leap for someone who has only ever sewed straight lines into a quilt.
I really love the backing fabric on this quilt. It reminds me of modern art. I wish I had been more fastidious and written down the maker of this piece for you. I was in such a passion while making this baby that I totally forgot to do that. Let's blame preggo brain, ok?