Inspired by the sun and the sea, my love of fabric and my obsession with color. This is Cameo and Friends.
It all started with the fabric, a combination of Cameo by Amy Butler, Birds and Bees by Tula Pink and solids from Art Gallery. My original stack did not include the zingy tomato red. Looking at it now, I can't imagine this quilt without it.
I was originally thinking of making a small patchwork quilt with the blue and green colors to imitate the looks of glass mosaic tiles. I made a test block and it was good, but I felt it was missing something. Around that same time, Katy and Audrey were obsessed with making Scrap Vomit quilts. They were cranking out one after another and the quilts they made were so fun and scrappy. Something about these two ideas merged in my mind. When I added the coral and the alternating blocks the design finally felt right.
I made the strip sets earlier this year and set it aside for awhile. In early October I picked it up again and decided it was time to finish. Pinning all of the 2" squares was tedious, but it was made more fun with friends when I brought it to a local sew night. This quilt measures 70" x 84".
The main print of the back is also from the Cameo line by Amy Butler. It's called Harriet's Kitchen and I really love it's large scale. The colors were perfect for this project. It's bound with the same red, Kona Coral, that I used on the front.
I quilted it in diagonal lines across each square with this fun variegated cotton thread by Sulky. Again, the colors were perfect!