Wednesday, 7 March 2012

A grown-up quilt

....that doesn't have a name yet.
I have a rather large pile of Kona neutrals that I bought when I made my 'Single Girl quilt'. The reason is simply that I kept changing my mind every time I thought I was sure which background colour I wanted to work with. So I ended up with meters upon meters of several versions of neutrals solids. Stupid as it was I knew though I would use them at some point. That pile of neutrals has been sitting in my house staring at me with looks that plainly say you have neglected me.

For a while I have been wanting to make quilts that have a lot of solid fabric and very little or in fact no print. And after finishing my last rather girly quilt for my goddaughter I am longing to make something gown up.

Ok, this picture does somewhat contradict what I just wrote but the idea is to make a small long single strip of print fabric in soft earthy tones and surround this with Kona Khaki (the neutral fabric on which the prints are lying).



Better get on with it then....

12 comments:

  1. You have some scrum my fabrics there. I will watch this space! Di xo

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  2. I really like your pile of fabrics.

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  3. I have some of that Echo, which I haven't cut into yet! I look forward to seeing what you create with this lovely grown-up pile!

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  4. What a lovley collection for a grown up quilt. Not quiet at all, those neutrals! I like the addition of the text and the golds, in particular.

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  5. I am hoarding Echo too! Not sure that I understood what you are going to do but I look on with interest Judith!

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  6. I have so many of those same fabrics and I think this is a brilliant idea. I'll be watching...

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  7. I can't wait to see what you make, sounds like a fabulous idea!

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  8. I think you will have a wonderful quilt! I love that huge circle next to the wonderful Echo brown print, what is it?

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