Sunday, 6 June 2010

The Pink Quilt...

Cutting

I spent most of the past week working of Willow's lap quilt, I had seen this technique over at oh fransson! & was keen to give it a try. In retrospect the technique is designed for a small scale quilt so using the block size that I was (4") it ended up being a bit of a pain, & less of a shortcut then I had planned.

Cutting

I started off trying to plan this quilt but I the end I cut up lots of squares & lay them out on the floor, moving them around until I was happy with the layout. All I knew was that I wanted to the quilt to graduate from pinks & reds to white.

The Pink Quilt

Thanks to Kate, Tam & Kristine I had lots of pink liberty to put into this quilt which makes it extra special & oh so soft. The rest of the prints are from Patchwork on Central Park. Half way through making the quilt I wished I had used an off white rather than a stark white as my solid fabric but I was impatient to finish & it was what I had on hand. Now I just need to choose a backing fabric so I can quilt & bind it.

18 comments:

One Flew Over said...

You have done a fantastic job Chris, the prints are gorgeous and I bet Lo will treasure it xx

Kate said...

It is gorgeous!

inkala images said...

beautiful! x

samantha said...

My favourite colours, and so beautifully done.

Bek said...

LOVE it. The perfect amount of pink! I love how it grades colour along its length.

Christina said...

Oh, I really like the stark white, but I am into white at the moment. I think it looks so sweet at lovely, pink but not too girly. Can't wait to see what you choose for a backing. :)

peppermintpatcher said...

It's fabulous! I love the colour progression.

Mel said...

If you gotta do pink (and I do) then that is a gorgeous way to do it! It's really beautiful Christie ... and super quick too!

Liesl said...

It looks stunning - I really love the placement of all the squares. Very clever!

running thread said...

Looking lovely. Very sophisticated and the considered use of pink works perfectly! Well done.

Fran said...

stunning - I love it!

Tamara said...

It's beautiful Chris, all the prints are sooo beautiful... xt

Jo said...

It looks lovely! I love quilts that are limited to only a couple of colours and make the most of the design, and this is a perfect example of that.

flowerpress said...

Love the way this blends across the quilt :-)

Susan said...

oh I'm really loving the gradual colour progression in this! subtle and sweet!

Tania said...

Glorious Mrs. But for once (first time ever!?!) I reckon I disagree with you on the off white vs white debate. I'm loving the crisp, fresh thing (so there).

Andi said...

Love it!!
The liberty fabrics will make for a heavenly soft quilt.
Any chance you might hand quilt this one to make it extra soft and snuggly?

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That is looking so pretty!