Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ruby Twinkle

Early this morning I ventured out while the leaves still sparkled with frost and the sun had yet to sweep away the morning mist.

Twinkle in Ruby

At last a sunny day to photograph my latest make, Ruby Twinkle quilt top!

Twinkle in Ruby

I'm making a pair of sawtooth star twin bed quilts for Aria and Liam's bunk bed.  These are super-easy to sew 12" finished blocks (tutorial here), so the quilt top comes together pretty fast.  This one is all in Kona Ruby red background.  Liam's will be on Kona Storm, a vivid navy blue.

Twinkle in Ruby

It's just my luck that they both passionately want a red, white and blue room.  Not sure how they got to be quite so patriotic...  I've chosen this traditional pattern and layout as a nod to the New England aesthetic, while keeping it fresh with happy modern fabrics! 

Twinkle in Ruby

Aria's favorite blue is a really bright cobalt, like the pearl bracelet print near center of this quilt.  That color is not too common in modern fabrics, and I prefer to use a variety of shades for depth, so I've mixed in lots of other blues as well.

Twinkle in Ruby

My most favorite and her least favorite print is the Umbrella Prints hearts there at the corner.  She says it's orange.  Ah well, can't always win!

Twinkle in Ruby

I'm feeling a bit quilt-deprived lately.  Must make more quilts!  More quilts for this space.  Quilts, quilts!

They're coming.

p.s.  Happy New Year!

19 comments:

  1. This is amazing! I love it! Yay to more quilts. It's cold here. I wish I was into quilting. :)

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  2. This turned out so wonderfully, and I think Aria has a great favorite color (it is hard to restrain from painting all the walls in my home that beautiful cobalt blue - I settle for lots of cobalt blue glass in windows that glows just the perfect shade when highlighted by the sun). :) It is really cool that your children have similar tastes - they will have a very gorgeous room.

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    1. Lately they've had a very crazy room, as they made a ton of Christmas decorations and put up a small tree in there! Now that we're cleaning up from the holidays, I'm thinking I should help them do some organizing. =) But, yes, I am very glad they want the same colors. That could have been very tricky!

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  3. This is going to be such a beautiful quilt Rachel. I also love that umbrella prints fabric, what do kids know about fabric, right? :) Wishing you and your family an amazing 2015.

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  4. Beautiful quilt! Can't wait to see the navy blue one. For some reason navy blue is really calling my name. Have a wonderful New Year in 2015!

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  5. Beautiful quilt. It does have a bit of a nautical-y Cape Code aesthetic to it. That's such a fun star too. You're a brave soul using red as a background; I know Konas hold their color well but I'd probably be dumping an entire box of color catchers in with that first wash!

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    1. Thanks, Terri Ann. I don't routinely prewash quilting cottons anymore, but I did prewash this because I had the same thoughts! You're right, I should probably use a color catcher too. =)

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  6. I love this so much! You'll have to borrow it from her bed for Fourth of July picnics and Memorial Day. I need a patriotic quilt!

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  7. Etonnant ! Très beau !
    Happy new year !

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  8. So pretty, stars and red = perfect!

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  9. What a beautiful morning! Great quilt :) Happy New Year to you too!

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  10. Oh, this is just beautiful ~ loving that red back ground!
    Happy New Year!!!

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous, Rachel! Happy New Year!

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  12. I love that quilt. It is my favorite yet!

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    1. I'm so glad to here that, girlie, since it's made especially for you!

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  13. What a beautiful quilt top Rachel, I really love it. And I'm not usually a fan of red so that's saying something! I can't wait to see it quilted up and on Aria's bed. Lovely photographs too - it's been grey here in the north of the UK for days on end and I almost can't imagine what lovely photography light is any more!

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