Wednesday, June 18, 2014

FO: A Study in Blue

I have been pretty obsessed with the BBC Sherlock series. I haven't finished it yet, but I've been rewatching the older episodes in preparation. Additionally, I just read "A Study in Scarlet" for the first time. It was fun to compare the episode and story as it was originally written. It popped into my brain when I was coming up with a name for this project.

I just sent Amanda her Wonky Bee swap package. A few years back, we had plans to each make this mini quilt, from the Purl Bee Golden Wreath tutorial.

Of course, we got distracted, and I sort of forgot about it. When I was planning my package for Amanda, I thought it would be a nice treat for her.

I used a variety of blues, predominately Kona Cotton, and I used a favorite light grey Alison Glass Sun Print for the background and binding. Elizabeth suggested using the same fabric for the binding and background, and I'm so glad I took her advice!

I used several blue threads to quilt it, with converging lines in the center. I chose to do this in a random way, to match the scrappy wedges.

I used one of Amanda's favorites, from Lizzy House's Constellations, for the back. Oh, and I used Jeni's machine binding tutorial. As much as I LOVE to hand bind, I chose to machine bind, since my wrist has been giving me fits lately.

Honestly, it was hard to give this one away, but I know it will have a good home with Amanda, and she deserves it.


  1. Wow- I love this. Great job. The Lizzy House print is the perfect backing too.

  2. EEEE Sherlock is the best thing EVER! I knew there was a reason I liked you! ^_^ This is such an awesome mini! I love the different shades of blue and the way you pieced them in each wedge. Spectacular!

  3. it is stunning. the background fabric was such an inspired choice! Amanda is one lucky gal.

  4. WOW!!! Just awesome. Love it.

  5. Beautiful - love the way you laid it out, and the way you quilted it. I think my eyes would have crossed while I did it - if I even knew how!!

  6. I really like this one as well...and I'm not sure why. That's sound's just not maybe a style that I would normally be drawn to but I think it's your colors and how you quilted it...the combination really stands out for me. Great job!


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