A couple of weeks later as I was standing in front of the cupboard staring at it, my eyes fell on these three musketeers hiding behind stacks of fabric. I got them out. I smiled. They were inseparable. They complimented each other. I had to put them up together; together, to make them one.
So out I got my cutting mat, my scissors, my rotary cutter (I abandon those who call my rotary cutter, pizza cutter) and a sheet of my white fabric. And then snip snip snip I started cutting them. First squares, and then into triangles. I did the same with the white fabric. Loads of triangle they were. They were in hundreds; all over the place; looking awesome. They were the colours of fire, of the sun, of life. It was magic. I was about to create magic.
And then I started sewing. I sewed a red with a white; a yellow with a white; the print with a white; one white for each colour; one colour for each white. And slowly all the triangles were again joined into being squares. Squares, that were half white and half colour. Yes I was making a patchwork quilt – a zig-zag patchwork quilt. That was the only way of bringing the three fabrics together; of creating madness.
So that’s what I am going for finally. Pattern A – Taram param parammm.
I shall post the picture of the completed ‘Sunshine Zig-Zag’ quilt once it’s done. Watch out for this space.