Monday, August 31, 2015

my Pink Latte

Pink Latte quilt top

This quilt top is done!  Since you were privy to the original fabric pull and fabric changes, what do you think about how it turned out?  It has the calm, but pretty feel I was hoping for, though I can't say it's exactly what I imagined - because, in fact, no quilt ever is.  I can't possibly imagine how all the fabrics will come together with a pattern until I make it.  And that's a big part of the fun of patchwork - cutting and stitching your way to a discovery!

On this side of the process, I'm so glad I added solids to the mix.  They made all the difference!  I used Kona White, Oyster (my favorite off-white), Parchment (that's the khaki color) and Sky (a super pale blue).  You can find these and lots of other Konas on sale for 30% off at Marmalade now!  Sadly Marmalade Fabrics is closing its doors.  I'm sure going to miss working with Tammy.  She's liquidating her inventory - all prints are 40% off (prices marked) and now you can get Kona at 30% off with coupon code CLOSING.  I scored lots of Cotton & Steel, plus some Konas to round out my stash.

Pink Latte quilt top

Did you notice what I added at top and bottom?  My herringbone tutorial creates a lot of trimming scraps.  I saved all of those which could be squared up to 2" and made several strings of tiny 1.5" finished squares.  I also used the leftover cut 2.5" wide strips, unused but already cut for herringbone blocks, to make wider 2" finished strings of squares.

Pink Latte quilt top

Each 6" wide herringbone block half matches (3) 2" squares and (4) 1.5" squares.  Nice when things line up so tidily!

Pink Latte quilt top

But my favorite feature?  It's still those converging diamonds.  Pure pretty.

Pink Latte quilt top

And now this quilt top is going to have to take a snooze while I divert my attention to a time sensitive little project.  In the meantime, maybe I shall sort out a nice backing for her.  Voile, velvet...  something smooth!

12 comments:

  1. Oh those diamonds are my favorite part too! They totally pop out to me.

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  2. Very neat! There's a 3-d effect going on in the pictures that just looks so cool. I love the colour choices too.

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  3. what a great quilt top. Love the colors, so very pretty and work beautifully with this design.

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  4. What a great finish I love it! I agree with you one of the best parts of quilting is to see the finish top and how it fits (or not) with the image one had in her head at the beginning. And although it really fits 100% sometimes (more often then not) I love the result even more then I thought (but yes, sometimes not;-)

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  5. Whoa, wowie. This looks wonderful!
    I love the colors. the fabrics work nicely together
    Very nice finish. Rachel. It looks nice and breezy in your yard.
    Are you enjoying this humidity?

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  6. I love how it turned out, it definitely needed those solids!

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  7. Fab! The little squares at the top and bottom add a lot visually.

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  8. I love the colors. They are so calming. Heidi said there is a 3-D effect in the photos and I agree. Very nice!

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  9. So pretty, Rachel! Love the colors, the design - it's all perfect!

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  10. Very great job!!! Quilting is the balm...

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  11. Looks amazing! Love how you added the top and the bottom.

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