The border fabric came in the mail and the first thing I did was complete my Christmas quilt. A few posts back I showed the pattern that inspired this quilt. I was also inspired by the green snowman fabric. It's from Moda's Aspen Frost collection. It's just cute, cute, cute. My only regret is the red I added. I made a change as the quilt progressed. Initially the small squares where going to a variety of red and green fabrics. I decided I wanted the quilt to be mostly green and white. More precisely I want the green solid and the green and red fabric from Aspen Frost. If this was a gift I probably would have taken it apart and made it all green and white.. it's just for our home...so... what the heck. It's still cute. I can't wait till it is quilted.
|Christmas quilt with Moda snowmen.|
|details of the snowmen.|
I really like this pattern. Initially it it was just two rows, and adding the extra row was just what I needed.. This is an easy pattern and I am sure to make it again. I think it would make an adorable baby quilt. One row might make a nice table runner. Hum...lots of possibilities.
On to the next project.
Since I had the day to myself I decided to try a new pattern. I have been looking for a simple pattern for a quilt I want to make for a friend. He likes modern clean lines and earth tones. I browsed through my old quilt magazines and this caught my eye. I don't think this color combination is very masculine, but the pattern is modern and the main idea is to have high contrast. I decided to flip the colors. I had everything I needed in my stash. The coolest thing is I made this entire quilt today. I could not believe how easy it was. The pattern is called Early Spring and was designed by Lyn Brown. It is in the Feb/Mar 2013 Quilt Magazine.
I can see why modern quilts are so popular. This went together so quick and it really shows off the fabric. I can see this pattern as a Christmas quilt too. Can you imagine a white back ground with reds and greens, or white and blues? Because of how easy it goes together, it would also make a great charity quilt.
I think I should call this Late Fall instead of early spring. Brown is not a favorite color. However this batik had an subtle, but interesting pattern. I think it set off the rest of the colors, made them pop. I am very happy with how it turned out. All that is left is to send it to my long arm quilter.
|Brown Batik for the borders and beige, blues and greens for the contrasting fabrics.|