I just love experimenting with a new patchwork style! This time, it's diamonds. I've been working with diamonds for my next class, and noticed that they pair up easily into a chevron motif. This chevron quilt design is not part of my next class, but it's something you'd definitely learn the skills to cut and sew and even modify to suit your needs. My diamonds are rather big and chunky, to showcase Anna's big prints.
But as the chevrons piled up, I began to feel we could all use some breathing room. I'm usually all for color saturation, as you know, but somehow it felt too much for me in this particular format. Perhaps some neutrals to dilute the potency? Soo... I've added in some Essex natural linen, Kona Oyster and my scraps of that classic Ikea oversized text print.
I have to say, I've been struggling with it. I don't know if the prints are more loud and playful than I am feeling right now or if it's the fact that I'm making this for a friend without feeling confident that I really know color style. Well... today when said friend came by I ambushed her with "do you like this", "but is it your style", "what would you add" and... "hey, would you want it for your bed or as a throw?" Yeah, she was a little shocked. But, quilt acquisition is a risk you take when you become my friend. Haha (err... fair warning everyone).
Well, she'd like more brown in it and I happen to have a gorgeous cut of mocha brown linen. So, in it goes!
Oh, and I'm not struggling at all with this bit of scrappy nonsense. The leftover trimming scraps are shaping up nicely as half square triangles, thanks to some help from my young friend, Ashley!
p.s. Today I've drawn random winners for the skirt sew-along! Marci and x7Lillies, I'll be in touch. Enjoy your shopping with Pink Chalk Fabrics or Fat Quarter Shop!