I’ve had two quilts in process for Jacquie’s and my crazy piecing class on May 22nd at Island Quilter.
I almost scratched this one, thinking it didn’t have enough dark values, but you know what? No dark values=softer mellow feel and for a baby quilt that’s just perfect. Everyone loves a mellow baby.
I had to confine myself with some masking tape on my wall to keep my size down. My tendency is to get larger and larger.
With the floor freshly mopped I basted it this morning and didn’t even have to move the table out because of its wee size.
I have a HUGE tote full of neutral scraps and I crazy pieced a load of those into the background as well. It just needed something in those zones.
I’m thinking sky blue vertical lines for quilting. I want it to retain it’s soft drape and I only have cotton batting, so I’ll have to refrain from getting them too close together.
Then I couldn’t resist putting this up on the blank design wall. All of it except the four rows that won’t fit. Triangles are Saturdays class. Large it will be. My original plan was a lap quilt, but dreamt of it on our bed…then I thought, what the hell, what man wouldn’t want to sleep under mermaids with sea stars as pasties?
It needs some rearranging and those extra four rows, but I like it, all scrappy and such.
Roan’s been on the couch for three days with a virus, so my sewing time and catching up with him on Dr. Who has been steady. If you’re an Instagrammer then I have also been destashing. I’m here.
The Flip Triangle is a day-long workshop where we’ll get you off to a great start in creating a modern quilt with sharp points and design. Choosing fabrics for high impact, proper technique for cutting and successful piecing of triangle blocks will be covered. Great class for beginners, but all levels of sewists welcome.
Experience: all levels welcome; great for beginners
Date: Saturday, May 4th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Yes, who doesn’t love a mellow baby!!:-) It’s going to be beautiful… I love that little neutral improv patch! Very pretty!!
The purple stripes and scraps quilt is fantastic. My favorite element is the stripe that seems to exit the top and wrap to the bottom. It’s wonderful how the medium value solid creates so much drama, and a subtle color shift can be shocking in the right composition.
And maybe it’s actually blue and not purple, but that wouldn’t change my enthusiasm.
Love love those triangles!
Love the improvisation.
I really like this! But then I always like your quilts. 😀
Debbie-Esch House Quilts says
Love your crazy baby quilt! Adding the piecing to the background really adds a lot of interest. Love the colors too.
How big are those triangles? Your color arrangement is spot on! Great job. I think this will be ah-mazing!
9.25″ across the base and 8″ tall.
And your baby one was 6″ triangles finished, right? I’m planning on making one of these in twin size for my kiddo…can’t wait to get started (and I so so wish I could take that class! Any plans to offer it on Craftsy?)
Sorry, no…get yourself the Super60 ruler. I love it for triangles of any size.
Just amazon’d it! I’d been on the fence, saw you had it listed as a class supply. Thanks!
primal quilting says
I love your quilts! The pink and yellow one really inspires me to do something similar. I have seen that color scheme many times but I’ve never done it. I’m jealous of your design wall! I don’t have much space for mine 🙁
I love quilts like this that look like they’re moving. This is so springy and lovely.
Just wanted to say how much I adore this new crazy quilt….love that close up shot. Love the linen color with the lavender/ sky blue scrappiness. Really fabulous.
Cheryl Arkison says
Jefe will always know he’s married to a quilter. But I will never get the image of him with mermaid pasties out of my head! LOL!
oh, i love the triangle quilt! the colors are so perfect together, this might finally be a project for my own mermaids. any chance you remember the name of the fabric in the second row, 4th triangle?
I think you’re talking about Lizzy House Pearl Bracelet in mustard if it is the one with the rings?
it’s the fabric right below the yellow pearl bracelets, the cream, pinkish, and plum wide stripes.
oh, you have good taste! it’s a super old Amy Butler. so wish she still made amazing prints like that! likely it is from her gypsy caravan line. happy hunting.
thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction!
i recognized the print but coulnd’t remember the designer and it was driving me nuts 🙂
i just found it, thanks to you: it’s from her line temple flowers from ca 2004 – talk about super old 🙂
cinzia allocca says
I love the crazy patch quilt! the neutral patched background is great. the whole thing looks so effortless and carefree. great job!
erica K says
I love the blues against the neutrals, and the shape is very interesting.