Monday, August 31, 2015
my Pink Latte
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.
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.
Each 6" wide herringbone block half matches (3) 2" squares and (4) 1.5" squares. Nice when things line up so tidily!
But my favorite feature? It's still those converging diamonds. Pure pretty.
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!