A while back you may remember I bought a bunch of orange fabric and made some friends a Cracker Quilt.
Well because I am kind of new to the whole thing and worried about things like running out of fabric or butchering my fabric in some fit of miscutting… I overplan in the fabric department. So for my fourth quilt I didn’t actually have to buy any new fabric at all! I wanted something that would look like a companion piece to the cracker quilt… so I settled on a pattern called Endless Stairs.
And in the tradition of not spoiling the surprise I bring you… the Endless Fiery Stairs Quilt:
For the Back… I wanted to do something a bit different. I have been admiring some of the newer quilt designs where the quilter pulls in the design elements or embellishes the backside in a complementary way. I went with a framed chevron pattern.
I am a believer in trying new things. They won’t always be a success… but not every failing is a failure. For the back piece… I pieced my orange and blue middle stripe first and then realized I hadn’t sewn in the blue triangles between the points. WHOOPS! I did actually manage to pull off piecing those triangles in there.. but it was a lesson in not getting too focused in and to take your time making sure you’ve seen the whole bigger picture.
And btw… I still have quite a bit of orange left!