This has got to be one of the easiest quilts I have ever made. Once I had tracked down the wonderful Kona Solid Charm Packs (from Simply Solids) it was plain sailing.
It was a lovely day yesterday when this photo was taken, and the way the sun was shining through the squares made it look really irredescent and pretty. But it doesn't really show you the colours accurately, in reality they do blend a lot better and aren't quite so 'bleached', but you get the idea.
Do you see the top row? It is going to be a representation of a classic Apple Mac window, it is missing the 5 horiziontal lines joining the 2 buttons which I am going to re-create with thick quilting. There has been a lot of debate in the household about whether those lines should be pieced, appliqued or quitled to get the most realistic look (honestly, it's been like an episode of the Big Bang Theory!).
Also, there is a space in the top right hand corner where I am going to piece and applique a 'rainbow apple logo', like this...
I used some of the left over squares to make my April Tag Square Bee block. This one is going to Juliana (Jednoiglec) in Poland, she asked for reds, oranges and purples. This design was also inlfuenced by this amazing doll quilt.
I have the quilt all basted (by hand) and ready to quilt. I am going to hand quilt but am not completely sure what to do. I have thought about using coloured perle on the white sashing, but not sure how to mix the colours and I don't want to just use one colour all over. I was going to do minimal quilting on the actual coloured squares as I don't want to detract from the colours. If I use a neutral shade it may show up too much on the darker squares and vice versa if I use a darker one - aarggh!! Any advice or ideas would be gratefully accepted!
Next Saturday I have Lynz (Domestic Light and Magic) and Julie (Forest Poppy) coming to mine for a bit of a hand quilting workshop! Plus lunch and a wee jaunt through the delights of Linlithgow (not 1, but 2 fabric shops!!), so if you lot haven't come up with anything by then I will just brainstorm with those two!!