My 3rd Aussie Charm Swap with MsMidge was for fabrics from the Cotton and Steel ranges.
I trawled Pinterest and finally found a photo which was rather different to anything I had made. The photo which was followed to a blog says it was made from HSTs, so it would work for 5 inch charm, squares.
I sorted the HSTs into colours. There were 6 piles. and a column made with each pile. For design purposes 5 columns was more pleasing, so the 5th green/ mustard column was made and saved for the back
I decided to graduate the colours, with some of the bottom being fairly pale.
Alternate columns were offset by 4 inches, just to add a different element. Ideally I would have liked to add a wide border top and bottom, but I ran out of background fabric, so had to make do with the 3 inch border which is the same as the sashing. The background is a Cotton and Steel fabric from the Honeymoon range by Sarah Watts - Colibri in Neutral. It has cute little humming birds all over it
The quilting- the background is straight line quilted following the zig zag formed by stepping down alternate columns. Each column is free motion quilted differently.
So here is the finished quilt- Helix.
Fabric- assorted Cotton & Steel 5 inch squares
Pattern - an un-named photo on Pinterest.
Size - 62 1/2 inches high by 86 1/2 inches wide.