Friday, 29 May 2015

EPP and Instagram Swaps

I recently joined an Instagram swap organised by Jo who blogs at Life in Lists.  It is a secret swap, so although I know the person I am making this for, she does not know who I am and I don't know who is making for me.    It's been great fun following new people and seeing what they are making, and wondering if their creation is meant for me.  All the while I've been neglecting this blog.

Something original seemed required so I had a look around my secret partner's Instagram feed and her Pinterest board to see what she likes.  I think I've nailed it.  This design is based on one of the lovely geometric ceramic tile designs that are around now. 

I started with a small test piece and just kept going.

It is a surprisingly simple design based on only two shapes.

The 3D trick is in the fabrics - three shades of various low / medium volume white, grey and cream with a deep red/orange for the triangles.

Of course I had to add a bit of Liberty.  Can you see it?

Here's the completed top which is about 20 inches across. 

It is now being backed and bound with this Art Gallery fabric called Optical Origami Moon.

I hope my partner likes it - I'll have to wait to find out though, the swap does not finish until July.

Linking up with Jessica at Life Under Quilts