As should be evident by now, I’m in love with the quilts Jacquie Gering creates. I just watched her talk at QuiltCon via Craftsy, and now I really want to meet her. Thank you, Craftsy!
Her beaded curtain quilt has been on my to-do list and when I bought four colors of V and A’s ombre fabric I decided the time had come to make my own version. After dithering about how to arrange my colors and settling on bead strings of the same color, gradated from light to dark, I began cutting my background fabric.
And, big surprise, I need a half yard more of robin’s egg blue Kona for the bead edges. Calls to local quilt shops, and even Hobby Lobby, didn’t turn up any local source, so to the Internet I went. That was OK because I also selected some Kaffe Fassett shot cottons and replenished my Aurifil thread at $10/spool.
Idle hands may be the devil’s playthings, but my idle hands start playing with any fabric strips left on my cutting mat. As I laid the long strips of ombre fabric next to each other I recalled a block I had seen on The Long Thread blog. I thought it would adapt well to a small quilt made up of just one cross placed off center. An hour later I had my little quilt top done.
Maybe I can get it quilted before my robin’s egg blue fabric arrives.