Sunday, 6 August 2017

starting with tradition

This weekend I started out with a bit of traditional piecing
using a scrappy selection from my stash . . .

I'm using Judy Newman's pattern 'vintage comfort' from her new book
(see here for details)
It's made up of six rows with sashing inbetween, and is easily machine pieced.
After making up a few blocks traditionally, i.e. light/dark combos,
I decided to change a few things and try using a small-scale red gingham as my 'neutral'.

I've been really inspired by some wonderful quilters lately, 
and something I saw somewhere on IG
sent me off down this particular colour combo path. 

Victoria Findlay Wolfe's idea of 15minutesofplay
also had me veering off on a crazy tangent too, 'making' fabric . . .

Here's where I'm at right now
# pics updated as things have a habit of changing-as-I-go around here!
I stumbled across a 'soft' chartreuse in my stash for those wider sashing strips. 

It's all still very much a WiP but you will get the idea hopefully.
Linking up with Cynthia for 'oh scrap' here - where there's lots of scrap sharing
& inspiration!
and with Beth for 'monday making' here at lovelaughquilt
and Beth (again) for 'main crush Monday' here

a bit more #65
Oh, and I do still want to use Jennifer Paganelli's lovely bright 'Sophia in Pink' 
- just don't know quite where yet!


  1. Love the Economy blocks! Beautiful colors and textures. Looks like lots you are having lots of fun.

  2. I LOVE making fabric - it can take me down a lot of different rabbit holes but all of those tiny scraps worked into a quilt always makes me feel good. It creates such wonderful texture too. Your work is beautiful.

  3. That "striped" fabric was a brilliant choice. I really like how it looks with the blocks and made fabrics. Great job!

  4. This is very nice...actually I love it

  5. It's always fun playing with our scraps.........I am currently off my main project due to my scraps allure! Naughty scraps!

  6. Lovely colors. I like the way you're revising the design.

  7. Like your idea of using red gingham as your neutral. I make Crumb blocks all the time, love your row of them.

  8. I just love the look of floral prints with gingham. I have to send you a photo of a Kaffe Floral quilt I did many moons ago.

  9. There is just no stopping you, It's all looking good, I would never have thought of using a gingham as a neutral, it works though.

  10. That red gingham is such a surprise for the neutral and I love how it looks. Making fabric is so fun! I'm looking forward to seeing where this quilt takes you. Thanks for sharing on MCM!

  11. Hi Linda,
    WOWEE! These blocks are SO pretty. I just love, love, LOVE that red background fabric. It looks perfect and ties all the blocks together so nicely. ~smile~ Roseanne

  12. I would never have thought of using the gingham - I have filed the idea away for future use!!

    1. Thanks, it was an idea I saw on IG somewhere. Loving red as my new neutral!
      Thanx for stopping by.

  13. Freddie Moran always refers to red as her neutral and I always love her riotous quilts.


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