Friday, March 21, 2014

giving back

I recently bought a sweet fat quarter bundle that I think will make a perfect plus quilt.  Before I cut it up I thought I'd play around with the color wheel and make a practice one first.  

I did a Google search for plus quilt instructions and found some here.  I used Kona solids in grass, chartreuse, jade, crocus, and purple.  Choosing colors is so challenging for me.  I pulled the color wheel out and followed the "rules" for blending.  I'm so glad I did because I love how these all go together. 

Joann's had their solid fleece on sale for 60% off and I found the perfect jade to match the front so I used it for the back.  The fleece was so thick I decided to try this one with no batting.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.  Not too heavy or big.  Perfect to be dragged around by a small child.

 So this one is being donated to the local women's shelter.  I hope it helps heal a broken heart.

And truthfully, I loved these colors so well I decided to use the scraps and play around with some blocks from my new favorite book Vintage Quilt Revival.  These are foundation pieced so again, new for me.  I have learned I LOVE paper piecing.  More of this to come...


  1. I really love the colors you've chosen, too. If I had it on my bed, I would look forward to opening the door to my bedroom. The back of it reminds me of those "cooty catchers" we used to make in grade school!! Thanks for another fun "blog addition." Have a great weekend!! I'm seeing "The Grand Budapest Hotel" today. I'll let you know how I like it. Love, J

    1. A cootie catcher? Well, actually I'm seeing that now in the blocks at the bottom of the post! Good memory!