Current Project #1
We have stumbled on a pattern called Simply Woven by Jessica Kelly that has become one of our favorites. It goes together very quickly, it isn’t difficult to cut the pieces, it lends itself to a jelly rolls very easily, it is adaptable to many color choices, and most important to me – it is easy to chain sew. That is my first thought when evaluating a pattern to make into a large project like a queen size quilt.
This is the second quilt we are making for my niece Betsy. Her favorite color is purple, so it’s really a no-brainer to pick all shades of purple with a nice crisp white like Optical White by RJR Fabrics. Last time, we also made pillow shams and cafe-type curtains to go with her new house-warming gift.
This time, we chose a fabric called Lavender Fields Roll Up by Kona Fabrics. It was our top pick because it had a nice warm range of purples, or those closer to the red side of purple than to the cooler blue hues. I am hoping that her curtains will still complement these new quilt colors. We are only going to use purple and white, while in the earlier quilt we introduced some prints in purple, yellow and green. It will be a totally different vibe for her, and for us as well. No one wants a boring quilt!
We also have a multi-colored version in our Etsy store where we modified the pattern to make a baby quilt. If you click on the link, you can see five different shots and close ups of this quilt. I plan to create a tutorial on the modified/downsized version someday soon.
We had selected a different pattern called Crosswalk for my niece’s quilt that wasn’t coming together as I wanted. It was becoming a chore, and who wants to spend time on a project they just didn’t enjoy? Not me! So we cut our losses and moved on. I am 100% sure we will find another use for those 10” triangles and batik 2.5” strips that were purchased. ~smile~ For now they are part of the stash!
I’m linking up with Finished or Not Friday