I have used so much green and purple fabric in recent years that I decided to dye and print a pile of blue and orange material just to inject a little colour variety in to my work. I have therefore given this piece the temporary name; Blorange. I started it in a Lu Summers workshop at the 2013 Fat Quarterly Retreat for modern sewists.
The workshop was based on her excellent book; Quilt Improv. I didn’t take my (hugely heavy!) Bernina with me and was happy to discover that the organisers had provided a large bank of Pfaffs. It was a really interesting class and Lu’s teaching style was laid-back and hands-on helpful. I appreciated the opportunity to see some of her lovely work.
Next door to the Natural History Museum so I went to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition.
I decided to quilt a grid in orange, light blue and navy blue, again inspired by Lu Summers.