While its beginnings were inspired by the traditional Grandmothers Fan quilt block, it quickly morphed into a modern scrap quilt. I think there is only one fabric repeat in all of the fans.
This quilt was made for a friend who is a bike safety advocate, who spends her time and energy thinking about how to make the world a safer and healthier place.
“fans” pieced using a homemade template
Iterations of the design process
Decided on navy / blue middles and a low volume background.
Domestic machine quilted with wavy stitch
At the time this was made there was a lot of discussion in the quilting community about if old quilts should be preserved or reused, so I composed this note of intention for the recipient.