Back in October I had participated in a polaroid block swap. After I received my blocks I thought for awhile about what I wanted to turn them into. I decided upon an eye spy quilt for my kids (and truth be told for me too! I love cameras and polaroid prints). I thought I needed a polaroid camera on the quilt so I emailed Kristy to see if that was a pattern she thought she could create. She could and did a fabulous job. Still, I wasn't quite sure of how I wanted to layout the quilt so I continued to mull it over. I loved this one and this one.
|Like Rachel, I decided I wanted the polaroids to look like they were scattered across a table like someone was looking through them. Again I emailed my paper-piecing-pattern-making-extraordinairre friend Kristy. I sent her a few sketches and wondered if it was possible to create blocks where the polaroids looked "layered". Again she created a super pattern with 7 different blocks. They came together easily and were fun to make. Taking all the paper off the back of the blocks wasn't so fun but I am not complaining. I love it! I can't decide if I should applique the polaroid to come out of the camera (in the top photo) or leave the camera plain (the 2nd photo).|
|I have it basted and ready for quilting. I think I will trace along each polaroid. I don't have a machine that free motions quilts so I need to do some sort of straight line quilting. How would you quilt it?|
|I have a few other WIPs but for now I am focusing on this one until it is finished. It is Wednesday so I am linking up to Freshly Pieced. I am looking forward to checking out what everyone else has been making this week.|