Thursday, August 22, 2013

go go Cerise

Inspired by Sunday Morning Quilts

Gumdrops quilt from Sunday Morning Quilts

and my overflowing neutral scrap drawer,

overflowing neutral scraps!

today I've pulled out some glorious Kona Cerise yardage and a pile of scraps - neutrals spiced with peachy pink.

initial colors

After cutting some "gumdrops" I decided to eliminate the brown fabrics.  Little brown lumps are a wee bit too suspicious in this not-so-candy color scheme.  I'm really loving the peachy pink with this saturated magenta.  Yeeow!  So girly girl.  The blacks, whites and grays take it more modern. 

do you like it?

It's worrying me a bit that this doesn't look anything like "gumdrops" in these colors.  I think it still works.   Maybe it's a candy of unidentified origins?

gumdrop factory

Happily this pattern uses really small scraps - even some fabric crumbs!  Liam and I cut a bowl full of double-sided fusible now standing at the ready.  Looks like my scissors and I best get busy!

19 comments:

  1. I've got this one on my list to-do too - can't wait to yours!!

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  2. maybe not gumdrops but Licorice Alsorts, they have black and white and browns and pink and orange and yellow,, they're my hubby's favorite. lol

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  3. So pretty! I've had this one on my list for a while now too. I was thinking of shades of green "gumdrops" on a blue background. Kind of like rolling hills... though now that i've said it out loud it sounds a bit weird...
    Can't wait to see yours come together!

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  4. I think I'll have to pull out my copy of that book and have a read! Not that I need another project right now.

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  5. I love Kona Cerise too. And no one say they have to be gumdrops . . . they remind me of doorways for little fairies.

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    1. Oh, that's imaginative! And sweet. When Brandon said them tonight he teased that they were headstones! He said I should have made the blackground black and used a bit of orange...

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    2. Oh Gosh! I actually really like the idea of black with "headstones". My husband loves Halloween so this would be a great quilt to make for him with all my grey, orange and yellow scraps. Maybe a bit of bright green thrown in for good measure.

      I love reading the comments. They are sometimes a great source of inspiration as well. :)

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  6. hmm remind me a little of baby teeth...maybe its just the gum thing...sorry rude girl today!

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    1. Not rude! Yes, I was just telling my friend the other night that they look like monster teeth. Fortunately, I switched up the layout a bit and now it's really not teeth or gumdrop related. Yay!

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  7. Candy of unidentified origins ! lol

    Kona Cerise is so so so gorgeous and the black against it is a combination I wouldn't have done but it's so beautiful (as usual!) ! !

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  8. Ha ha ha, crack me up on the brown gumdrop comment...I know what my 14 year old boy would say if he saw them on the quilt! Love the Cherise!

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  9. I love the Cerise (and I'm not a pink person so that says a lot)! You've inspired me to try something similar with a purple solid and my own collection of low volume fabrics.

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  10. I really want to see this one finished. I made one with the help of my Sunday Morning Quilts bee in aqua and pops of orange. I love how it turned out. You can see it at http://grammieq.blogspot.com/2013/08/sunday-morning-bee-quiltdone.html
    Please show us yours when you finish it!!

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  11. This one will be fantastic, I can tell.

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    1. That is a cute name! I already named it "Lolly" and changed the layout though. But, if I hadn't...

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  13. I hope you have more luck with this than I did! After cutting all the gumdrops and appliquing half, I hated the puckers of the curves and my rubbish zig-zag edges, and binned the whole thing. I love it in greys -- sort of like a collection of favourite stones!

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  14. Can't wait to see more of your quilt! I love Kona cerise!

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