Friday, 7 May 2021

one thing leads to another

Such a fun & fast make!
The colour combo in this is delightful, there's something about pairing up the teal with the tangerine/orange that makes me smile. I'm following Rachel from stitchedincolor tutorial for my 'penny patch' quilt, a full proof pattern for sure. 
My priority was to use up those fabrics that I had cut out years ago. I added in a few other vintage-y small scale prints along the way for more variety. I had to keep in mind though, that more than half of the fabrics needed to be low volume to create that soft feel. Here's a few photos . . .

















I love how one thing leads to another … as I was finishing up piecing this little quilt together … I began planning another quilt too! It started out primarily to use up the leftover pieces from the 'penny patch' fabric pull, couldn't waste 'em. Next thing I knew, I had moved onto rummaging through the scrap basket.

There's some fun value play with this. I'm using a mix of light and dark fabrics, with a few mediums thrown in to give a more of a blended look, one that fades in & out. It does create a less defined pattern, which kinda appeals to me.
I'm making scrappy 'Jacob's ladder' blocks, or maybe it's a variation called the 'jewel box' block, I'm not too sure. Jolene form blueelphantstitches recently posted her measurements using a 4patch block, I love her scrappy approach and how she explains her processes so clearly!

Et voila . . .






- a new block and an old quilt I made pre-blogging days. 
Notice the values are in the opposite locations 
AND see how clearly defined my lights & darks were using that good old cream calico!





Getting sidetracked is the. best.
And it sure is a great way to use up more of those scraps too.
Until next time, Linda


8 comments:

  1. That Penny Patch quilt is looking really pretty! Love that teal and tangerine color combo. Even though the design is traditional, it looks bright and modern. And a scrappy quilt is never unsuccessful, as proven by your Jacob's Ladder blocks. It's always a happy surprise to see how color and value placement can change the look of a block. Keep having fun with these!

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  2. You hit the nail firmly on the head with your post title Linda! Both neat quilts, I have to say my favourite is the second 'side tracked' quilt. Keep on side tracking!

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  3. An orange and teal penny patch is my favorite! You did a great job keeping the look light and airy with all the low volume pieces mixed in.

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  4. How delightful to have enough extras to spark another quilt. Love the variations you're finding here.

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  5. Very happy to see both tops looking great. How good to have inspiration from your own quilt for the next one!

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  6. Wow, you are really on a roll at the moment.

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  7. You're off and running! Your quilts remind me of summer, delightful.
    Thanks for the link to Blueelephantstitches, Lots of inspiration there.

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