My favorite quilt so far.
My scrap bins were a bit out of control. One night I started cutting 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 rectangles from them. I was fairly new to quilting, and needed a simple design to challenge my skills of meeting up corners.
After a few evenings of cutting scraps, I purchased Last-minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts, and saw this picture of a color wheel. I was fueled in a new direction than just random placement. Design is my favorite part of quilting, so I really enjoyed the process of this quilt. I liked how the off-white made the colors of the prints pop, and the coin quilt construction gave me an opportunity to showcase some wee bits of favorite fabrics.
I had to cut into my stash for a few to really make it work, but stuck mostly to my scraps. After a few late nights of cutting, rearranging, drinking beer and watching too much HGTV, I had it placed and ready to piece. The back is a flannel green dot by Amy Butler that is in the Charm Collection I believe.
Now it is in the possession of this wee cutie pie. Wanna make your own, but don’t have overwhelming scrap bins. Try Purl Soho’s Colorwheel Fat Quarters, or Etsy for some scrap bags.
There has been such a wonderful response to this quilt on Flickr. It is certainly my most “favorited” quilt on Flickr. I formed a Colorway Quilt Group. If you create a Colorway Coin Quilt, I would love to see it! I hope to make a larger one someday.
Thanks to Park City Girl for putting together the Quilt Festival 2009. It has been wonderful to see the quilting/blogging community’s quilts on display, and see new quilters I hadn’t know about. Some people are so clever! Just click on the icon if you wish to see more!