Wednesday, April 20, 2016
just for color
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!
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.
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?
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...