Friday, August 17, 2012

Solid Quilts

I am finally going to dive into my first all solids quilt.

Photo from class

If you recall, I am taking this class

It is time for me to take all of this sketching 

and it to practice on Ole Betsy!
 I am so excited!!!!!

The only problem?  I had to order the fabric today and progress will have to wait until it arrives!!

My design wall on

I really wanted this quilt to go to someone that, no matter how she slices, she likes some pretty contemporary things. I am chose all the colors based on my memory of her family room colors and I tried to look at old photos and looking at all the swatches on my Kona Cotton Solids Color Card.

 And for those who don't know, once you start buying fabrics online, you learn very quickly that not everything is what it seems on the images.  Color cards can SAVE YOUR life.  Okay, maybe not your life, but certainly your wallet!!

 I am not cool and don't have the new card with the new 28 colors yet. I didn't want to get it yet because I need to get started sooner than later.  However, I just love the names of the colors above:  Cloud, Raffia, Palm, Seafoam, Green Tea, Celadon, and Ash.   Sound like cool and calm colors to me!  I have to admit that I was a little jittery with a palette with all solids, so I chose the stripe for the backing. Settled my nerves a bit.  I just hope it is complimentary to the colors I chose.  I couldn't find any images online.

If I wasn't doing the Craftsy class project, I would be VERY tempted to do Rachel's over at Stitched in Color.  She is did a Bottled Rainbow Picnic Blanket!  One day, someday, I will do her Bottled Rainbows Ticker Tape Quilt along.  But that has to be SOMEDAY!

Anyone else have any great solids quilts they love?  Feel free to post links in your comments!!!
  I'd love to see them!

On a side-note...It has been at least 9 weeks since I have bought fabric online.
  Amazing, no?  
We won't talk about local purchases, okay?


  1. I really like the color palette you chose, soothing but not boring. feels like a spring forest. I like the stripes for the back too, they'll be so much more forgiving than a solid in case you have any tiny tension issues. Good luck, I can't wait to see how this turns out.

  2. I love the colors! I can't wait to see the quilting.

  3. Beautiful fabric choices. I am liking solids more and more


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