17 Jul 2012
Finally, a quilt for my bed. We are working hard renovating upstairs. It has made our living quarters tight, and my craft space even tighter. But you know me, it hasn’t stopped my crafting. Well, common, you know I need the perfect cover for our bed. I had mentioned in a yarn along a while ago about this great book: Modern Basics: Easy Quilts to Fit Your Budget, Space and Style. I fell in love with the quilt on page 50. It didn’t take me long to start collecting fabrics here and there. Here is my pallet:
The blues are more of a light robin’s egg blue. They were really hard to match. But I found some really cool neutral colors to really make the blues stand out. I want a subtle, breezy quilt. I may have cheated a bit. I got an email from Amazon that the Simplicty Rotary Machine was on sale for $40.00 with free shipping. Thinking about my pained hands, I bought it. I was worried because it had a lot of bad reviews, but I listened to the reviews that said, if you watch the directions, you will be fine. Boy, were they right. It is the best tool I have added to my craft room since my ball winder and swift. All my strips were cut in a few hours.
The blue fabric with leaves on the left and the coffee colored strip next to it will be the main two colors in the quilt. I have started the patchwork (sewing together all the complimentary strips). The picture below will give you an idea of how soft this quilt will look.
I am very please with how it is coming together. I will keep you updated on my process. This is my first quilt that is more than just a bunch of squares. I am sure you remember Griffin’s Quilt. He loves it and won’t sleep without it. I have a feeling I am going to feel the same way about this one.
What are you working on?