Monday, March 19, 2012

Sew into Solids – Week 2

I hope you’ve had your thinking caps on this week and are ready to start sharing the things that have inspired you for your Sew into Solids project.  Katherine shared a second inspiring post last Wednesday…click on over if you missed it.

To get things started I thought I’d share the progress that I have made this week.
I did wonder how modern to go with my choice of pattern and in the end I decided that it would be pushing me much further out of my comfort zone than I wanted.  I’m quite a traditional girl at heart so I have decided to go with a traditional pattern but in colours that are perhaps a bit more current.  After seeing this quilt I knew it could work… modern but traditional.

Back in February 2010, Nicole posted about her Toulouse quilt by the Miss Rosie Quilt Company.  Inspired by that post and quilt I thought it would be nice to make my own version of it in solids.

Now that my pattern was chosen it was on to picking colours.  As the pattern has 3 main colours I decided to use this picture and palette that I shared with you last week and focus on 3 main colours. 
They are Kona Rich Red, Kona Delft, and Kona Ash…which is a lovely soft grey and will make a wonderful neutral.  I ordered my fabrics from Simply Solids and The Village Haberdashery, both had easy to order online shops and all the fabrics arrived very quickly in the post.

Using EQ7 I planned out the quilt… The blocks are 15” and the pieced sashing is 3” wide.  With borders it should make a respectable 65” x 85” quilt.  And in keeping with traditional I hope to hand quilt it… but that’s a long way off so really I should worry about that later.

Katherine has posted about her colours and plans too...make sure you visit to see her latest!

So now it’s your turn.  
(I've started us off with a link to this post as an example of what to put...just the name of your blog and then add the link) 

Until next time....


Sue-Anne said...

Hi Jane, I think your quilt is going to look fantastic in the solids. I can't wait to watch it grow.

randi--i have to say said...

this is going to be a wonderful quilt. great color choices!

Thimbleanna said...

I love your color choices Jane! I can't wait to see this quilt in progress!

YankeeQuilter said...

Great pattern...can't wait to see how it comes along!

Lynda said...

When you told me that you were using three colours one of which was grey, I thought it might look drab, but that particular shade is soft and restful, and will be perfect as a background colour! Can't wait to see it take shape!

cinzia said...

Love the gray with red and blue. I think your quilt will be stunning!