Showing posts with label Pink. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pink. Show all posts

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Thicket Fabric Baby Quilt ... continued


Puppilalla, Gingiber, Thicket Fabric, Baby Quilt, modern Patchwork, Embroidery, HST, Wonky Stars


Time is flying isn’t it? Currently, my little tiny flat is all about Christmas. I have fairy lights and twinkling decoration in gold and silver, a decorated Christmas wreath that I have bound myself and a tree too is up and fully decked out in gorgeous baubles. Just before Christmas took my apartment over I managed to complete the ‘Thicket’ fabric baby quilt top. I am in love with it. It is very easy to love though - fun pop colours, cute animal prints and striking contrasts achieved through colour blocking. This is a quilt everyone gets at first sight. 

When I look at the ‘Static Interference’ baby quilt I made before this one, the matter looks differently. ‘Static Interference’ with its low contrasts in wintry cool subtle colours and an abstract pattern is an acquired taste. It has I spy with my little eye elements but you have to spent some time with it before you find the fun. This is the great thing about sewing – that every project looks different.

Puppilalla, Gingiber, Thicket Fabric, Baby Quilt, modern Patchwork, Embroidery, HST, Wonky Stars



OK, enough of these musings. When I last wrote about this quilt, I had just about completed all the low volume parts and stitched them together to form the centre. Subsequently, I pieced all the wonky stars for the outer border for which I used up all of my yellow triangle scraps (Yeah!) and had to cut even more. I wanted to but could not for my life think of a way to smuggle in the very last strips of that dark blue ‘Joel Dewberry’ print that I used in the centre ‘Stellar Flare’ block. Therefore, I left it at the paler blue triangles (scraps again, Yeah!), which I also used in the centre, even though you cannot see that on the pictures as the amount used therein really is miniscule. I have used the dark blue strips instead in a few scrappy strip blocks that I made to make a pillow cover.

Puppilalla, Gingiber, Thicket Fabric, Baby Quilt, modern Patchwork, Embroidery, HST, Wonky Stars


In the quilt top, I framed all the geometric elements in white because similar to the animals in the centre everything else should appear to be floating too. The ‘Flying Geese’ blocks used to finish the blue triangle strips at either end really add interest and help breaking up the border a bit.

Puppilalla, Gingiber, Thicket Fabric, Baby Quilt, modern Patchwork, Embroidery, HST, Wonky Stars


It might be a tenuous association but to me the quilt top looks a little Native Northern Americans inspired - like a little totem quilt in pink and white. That might just be me though. I can hear you think by the way – yes, this is an awfully big amount of white in a quilt that will be drooled, leaked and dribbled all over by a baby. I declare that a problem for the parents. It shall be handed over in pristine condition and everything after that is out of my hands – ha ha.


Puppilalla, Gingiber, Thicket Fabric, Baby Quilt, modern Patchwork, Embroidery, HST, Wonky Stars




But seriously, I like how nicely the pink frames the centre and how engaging the quilt top looks. It currently measures 47 x 47 inches. To me it was important that the animals have breathing space and did not get smothered or boxed in. Once it is done this will be the biggest baby quilt I have made to-date. 

Puppilalla, Stash Pull, Color scheme, Fabric bundle



I have already pieced the back with more pink and orange. The quilt label is done too so I should really buckle down to build the quilt sandwich, baste it and get quilting. (Confession - my machine is really not up to quilting anything so I am putting doing it off.)


Puppilalla, Gingiber, Thicket Fabric, Baby Quilt, modern Patchwork, Embroidery, HST, Wonky Stars


I will do it once Christmas is out of the way. Pinky swear.

Happy Christmas / Holidays everyone


Thursday, 18 February 2016

The Bee Hive 2016 - February Block - Think Pink!


Puppilalla, original design, February Queen Bee, Quilting Bee


February Queen Bee Maja requested the very pretty ‘Wanna Fanta’ block in mostly pink and mainly floral. The emerging pattern creates that lovely ‘Orange Peel’ look. I immediately started to associate freely and - as to me the blocks look like flowers winding up a trellis - arrived at 'Sleeping Beauty' instantaneously. Were this my quilt, I would call it that =)


Wanna Fanta, The Bee Hive, Orange Peel block, patchwork block, quilting bee
Maja's sample blocks

As you can see from her sample blocks the main colour is pink with colourful accents set against low volume fabrics that contain grey. Maja asked us to use four different pink prints and four different low volume prints, as well as to throw in assorted pink scraps. Where possible we were to concentrate on floral prints.

Unfortunately, or actually quite fortunately depending on the context, I have used up most of my pink scraps for my (as of yet unfinished) Tessellation Style Pillowcase project, which means I was not really able to throw in a great many scraps to shake things up.


Patchwork, bee block, orange peel, Wanna Fanta, Puppilalla, quilting bee


So here my ‘Wanna Fanta’ addition to Maja’s project. I really like how it the blocks look together and have to fight the tiniest bit of quilt block envy =)

It almost made me reconsider my block choice for March when I will ascend to royalty.


Patchwork, bee block, orange peel, Wanna Fanta, Puppilalla, quilting bee


I also made a little additional block component. I though 'The Lovely Hunt' grey on white print would be perfect for this project but as it is not strictly a low volume fabric, I was not sure if Maja would want to use it. So I made it as a little extra.
By the way, have you spotted the Anna Maria Horner Studio Scraps I smuggled into this February assignment?

=)





The Bee Hive