Wednesday, April 20, 2016

just for color

a peachy quilt top

Distraction indeed, but a pretty sort.  This peachy quilt top has been stealing time from my Still Point project.  I decided today to complete this quilt top so I can set her aside and out of sight for the time being.  I'm determined to finish my Still Point quilt and pattern this week!

a peachy quilt top

Peachy is a quilt all about color.  There were no other motivations for me - not a pattern, not a symbol, not any sort of commitment to others.  It is good to do one just for color now and then.  I followed the Bonnie Lass pattern from Quilt Lovely and particularly like the way the on point blocks are framed with background triangles.  That detail enabled me to emphasize the whole point.  Peach!  Solid is Kona Peach and print is Cotton & Steel Sprinkle in Peaches, both in stock at Fat Quarter Shop.

a peachy quilt top

Each block is a swirl of prints with a peachy background, but with the blocks all together they create peach swirls at the joins.  My strategic placement of some low value prints created creamy swirl sparkles here and there.  Idea courtesy of the design wall.  How did I ever do without one?

a peachy quilt top

a peachy quilt top

Now I do declare this distraction needs to be tabled for the time being!  Maybe with less distractions I'll find a little more momentum for the things I'd most like to accomplish...


14 comments:

  1. I've had my eye on that Bonnie Lass design since I first spotted it. You've given me another nudge to get it done, and some great things to play with in the process.

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  2. Wow. I have some peach that has been stagnating in my stash, and I am now inspired to get it out and play! Lovely, I can see why it was distracting. :)

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  3. Distractions in quilting are like energizers or brain breaks. They boost creativity or let us work out our emotions. Some times mine last a month.

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  4. I love the little surprise blocks you are putting in your quilts lately. They are a prize to spot!

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  5. Oh this is really pretty. I love the warm peach and the happy jewel tones. Very snaz.
    So you have those distractions under control.... very good.

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  6. I've had a quilt idea rolling around in my head that uses that building block...was not familiar with Bonnie Lass....it is fun to see when others are on a similar track :) the peach is such a different color for me...it really looks luscious :)

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. I enjoy trying out different colors for "backgrounds". Red is one of my favorites! I know what you mean when you find someone else thinking about quilt geometry along the same lines as you. Serendipity!

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  7. I love your choice of fabrics for this one. It is a great design.

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  8. I would never have thought of peach as a background fabric, but it looks awesome in your Bonnie Lass quilt! Your post is also a good reminder to find the blocks I’ve stitched up after I just bought the Quilt Lovely book. I can do with a day of mindless sewing!

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  9. Play is always a distraction don't you think.
    Not that work is not sometimes enjoyable its that play is more so. Or maybe it let's us breath a bit more.
    Peachy is going to be very snuggly and comforting I think :)

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  10. That's one very pretty distraction :)

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  11. How do you decide which colors work and which colors clash in your projects?

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    1. If I like it... it works! In my view color is very personal, and there are no "wrong" ways. I'm sure my colors do clash to some eyes! But, that's ok =)

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