Friday 1 April 2016

Friday Flimsies!

Things are cracking on here with the Traditional Blocks Made Modern preparation I have been doing for June.  Despite the flu this past week I have managed to finish 2 really simple quilt tops.

I had fun with this one choosing four 12" blocks and floating them in some background fabric and sashing with a skinny 1" strip to make a cot sized quilt.  For a change I went to design seeds, and found this colour palette that I really liked.  I used it to colour in my design and uploaded a photo to Playcrafts palette builder to see what Kona colours they could be matched to.  I then ordered Peony, Rose, Smoke and PFD Bleached White from Fat Quarter Shop!
 I really like the soft colour palette and love that smoke for a background colour!  Matches the design really well too, I think!

Despite coming up with some of my own blocks my favourite has to be this classic Ohio Star!

Yesterday evening I struggled against the wind  and constrasty evening light to photograph my Colour Blocks quilt.

Eventually the sun went behind the house and I got a lovely shadow falling over the fence.  Excuse the state of the garden - needs quite a bit of tidying up after the winter weather!

I really had fun with this one using a mixture of Kona and Moda Bella Solids from the Limerick Quilt Centre.  The background is Mango and some of the colours in the blocks are Kona Cadet, Coral, Leaf, Cloud, Orange Buttercup and Moda Bella Christmas Red and a purple I don't know the name of!

This was a really fun and very quick quilt to make and I have to admit I really, really like this Kona mango colour.

Yes quilting this one is going to be a challenge - thanks to all who left suggestions on Instagram!  Thank you too to those who have volunteered to pattern test some of the blocks for me for the upcoming workshop.  I am writing the last instruction and have these two quilt designs included too.  Still open for testers if anyone wants to try them.

Lastly I couldn't resist making a doggy version of my modern economy block.  I've pulled out all my dog fabric and am going to find it hard to resist making anything other than dog blocks this evening!
Hope all have a wonderful weekend!


  1. These are amazing! You chose wonderful colours. Have you thought about how you are going to quilt them?

  2. Both are pretty neat! Well done!

  3. Wow, well done. I am sorry to hear you had / have the flu and I hope you are on the mend!

  4. Wow that's a very bold design. I would put faux blocks by quilting. But still huge blank space. Grey and pink. hmm where did I see the combination??

  5. I hope you are feeling better! I love both of these quilt tops!! The colors you are working with lately are fantastic. :D

  6. Simply stunning! I love the grey and pink colour scheme, it's so very soothing and just perfect for a little one to cuddle up on to sleep :-)

  7. They are beautiful! Well done, Ruth! The flu has been really bad this year. I hope you are feeling better.


  8. The grey and pink colour scheme is lovely. I never think of the palette builder but I should!

  9. Both those quilts are great Ruth! I love the color schemes you worked out. On the mango, you got all the tones of the other colors perfect. It will be fun to see how you quilt them with those wide open spaces.
    So sorry that you were sick with the flu!

  10. Well what an achievement to make these two tops whilst ill! I love th colours on the top quilt - it wile be so much fun quilting them. Still happy to pattern test if you need others?

  11. Your flimsies really help show your theme. I hope your workshop goes well!


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