WIP – A Quilt For A Calming Place

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?

Happy Sewing!


9 thoughts on “WIP – A Quilt For A Calming Place

  1. July 17, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Beautiful! I’m doing the same thing, except I’m purposefully making mine with more POP because right now our bedroom is very…muted. Deep reds, greens blues and such. The solution? Anna Maria Horner fabrics of course! I love your idea to go the calm, light route. Robin’s egg blue really is a tricky color to capture. Quilting is amazing, log cabin style (so many strips!) is the goal for our bed.

    Can’t wait to see your progress and any tips you have for making a quilt that large.

  2. July 18, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    That’s great Chel, I’d love to see a pic!

  3. Jane
    July 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    It’s going to be so pretty!!!

  4. July 18, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Wow! It is just beautiful! I have always wanted to make a quilt,but have finally realized that I just can’t sew!
    Love seeing all that is going on in your world though.

  5. July 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Tracey, quilts are fun, they are just straight lines! You should give it a shot. Maybe just a throw?

  6. July 18, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Your colors are so beautiful!! I’ve never made a quilt, but I do love looking at other people’s projects. These colors are so very soft – something I would really love. Who knows, maybe I need to get out my sewing machine and start one.

  7. July 18, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks so much Darlene! Yes, you must get out your machine and I want to see pics!

  8. July 19, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Sara Beth your quilt is going to be gorgeous!!! I really love how the colors look together and I can’t wait to see your finished piece. Such an inspiration for me to get started on one too!

  9. July 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Thank you Tina. :) I can’t wait to see yours… ;)

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