Sunday, March 14, 2010

A New little project

Which is taking a little longer than I thought, readers. I have to watch fabric placement very carefully? Only a little strip piecing, then piece by piece?

I am following the pattern from a wonderful blog called Humble Quilts. She started this three-step tutorial for a doll or baby sized quilt called Cheddar Cheese and Crackers before Christmas 2009. The first step is here.

The original quilt had large squares of solid cheddar orange fabric, and a lovely mixture of shirtings and late 1800's fabric for the rest. I decided to dig into my collection of double pink reproduction fabrics. At a quilt show 2 weeks ago (more on that later) I had seen some pink and white quilts in a dealer's booth that I found very appealing.

My work so far this weekend is above. This is less than 1/4 of the original quilt or Lori's reproduction. The big squares are a perfect seaweed pattern fabric by Diana Leone that I have hoarded since 1993. I'm liking the browns and the paler pinks, but not liking the pinks that are very close in tone to the big squares. Therefore I am modifying my fabric choices as I go. This is photographed on a very dark green carpet.

Don't I have other projects going on you ask? Why yes! Just two Dear Jane quilts, and a prairie braid quilt which I hope to share next week. And I just signed up for the Dear Jane siggie swap. But sometimes a quilter can't help herself or himself.



Miriam said...

I love your pink CC and C!!!

Lori said...

I love it with the pink centers!!! I can't wait to see more!!

quiltfool said...

Oh, my. You have more large irons in the fire than I do! Aren't we lucky that we'll never be bored. I like your blocks. Would love to make something in pink if I can add the brown tones to it. Lane

Kathie said...

oh your version is just sooooo pretty.
LOVE it.
something about pinks and browns that just makes me happy

Karen said...

I came to pay a visit and see your quilt with the pinks. Well done!

Béa said...

I love pink & your quilt will be wonderful when done ! Hugs from France.

Janet said...

It's so pretty with the double pink squares! Pink and brown is such a lovely combination.

Taryn said...

Your pink center version is wonderful! You are making me want to make another one. Love it!

*karendianne. said...

Oh Wow! What a great idea with the double pinks for centers! Love it! Wow. :) *karendianne. who can never get enough of this pattern. Living Life at LeeHaven

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