This quilt is a "Work in Progress" (WIP), but I wanted to share pictures. When I started out on my turquoise kick, I knew I wanted to make a chevron quilt, but I also had a few more designs that I wanted to try out. I had seen this quilt by Susan Weinroth and decided it would be easy to use left over half-square triangle (HST) blocks from the chevron quilt to make my next quilt.
As I began layout out my blocks, I decided that there was too much variation in the fabrics (too much white) to allow the quilt to have the same level of saturation as the inspiration quilt. Around the same time, I also discovered Jeni Baker's "Warm Cool Quilt Along" from 2010. She had created patterns in her quilt using warm vs. cool colors, and I started to play around using white vs. color in my quilt. I settled on this layout and am very happy with it now.
I chose lots of fun prints for this quilt. Note: the Les Amis turtle print (shown above in the upper left corner) was the original inspiration for doing a turquoise/teal/gray quilt.
The quilt top is now completed and I'm just waiting on some backing fabric to arrive: Ana Davis' Spring Promise Buds in turquoise (shown below on the right).
I've been wanting to make a chevron baby quilt for along time. Cross that one off the list! I'm not sure whether I had more fun making the quilt, or photographing it at my in-laws farm in rural Nebraska.
The quilt is 39" by 50" and is made from 14 different turquoise, gray, and white modern fabrics. I've quilted it on my home machine with straight horizontal stripes that are approximately 1" apart.
The quilt is backed with Lizzy House's Hi-Ho Silver Pearl bracelets fabric, and hand-bound with Stof's chain fabric in dark gray from their Pure collection.
This quilt is available for purchase in my Etsy store. Thanks for visiting!
I'm happy to now be able to share a quick project that I made for my niece's birthday (she's known as "Baby 'Taire" in my family). For her second birthday, I made the "round bottom storage bin" on the right using this tutorial from Film in the Fridge. Note: I did not make the cute orange Jelly Cat anteater.
I made the large version of the bin: the bottom is 10" in diameter, and the sides are 16" tall. For my bin I used heavier canvas fabric from Premier Prints and interfacing to give it more rigidity. Shown above, the sides are rolled over twice. Below I show the bin just rolled over one time.
Happy Birthday 'Taire!