Unbelievable - I finished 2 tops in 2 weeks! I don't know how long it has been since that happened, heck I don't know if it has ever happened before. Now I wasn't under any deadline, I was just swept away by this quilt.
Its BRIGHT, BOLD and I think AWESOME! I never made anything this art-y/modern before and it was a lot of fun. I started with this book by Karla Alexander, Stack, Shuffle and Slide - you can see it here.
This is her version of this pattern called Paint Chips.
Loved the design but not the palette. I chose 12 different tone on tone prints from the Dream collection from Timeless Treasures. You can see them here where I purchased mine at Fabric Shack.
Now I started with her basic instructions but ended up slicing and inserting lots of bits and pieces which I think adds more interest to the blocks.
When I showed my blocks on the blog last Wednesday and several people had suggestions as to what color I should use to set them. I appreciate all your opinions but I had decided before I began that the light turquoise was going to be the one. I don't think I've ever made a quilt with a turquoise background and I wanted to see what it would look like.
I know this style and color palette isn't every one's cup of tea, but I'm loving it. Now to think about how to quilt it. And while I mulling that over I decided that I need to make this quilt pattern, again, RIGHT NOW!! I put together this collection of batiks. Aren't they luscious?
The gold leafy print will be the background. I'm thinking I may make the blocks with less bits and pieces and inserts. I need to sew a few together and evaluate. Good thing is I can always slice and dice and make them busier.
Hope you have a great week!