Follow
What shade are you?

What shade are you?

What Shade Are You Logo 2016  I was really excited when RJR Fabrics asked me to be apart of of their What Shade Are You Blog Hop.  I have been wanting to create another Half Square Triangle quilt and thought it would be a perfect time to do so.

IMG_3291

When it was my time to select my colors I was immediately overwhelmed about where to start… There were so many beautiful colors to choose from.  I decided to scroll threw some of my favorite color inspiration pins on pinterest.  I settled on a beautiful series of travel photos found on the awesome travel blog Kevin and Amanda.

 

The colors I chose for this quilt are:
Putting GreenIMG_2109
Tiffany Box
Neon
ToyBoat
Meadowland
Aloe Verde
Sprout
Peridot
Harlequin
Peapod
Glow in the dark
Ginkgo
Seaglass
Citron
Bougainvillea
Twilight
Hydrangea
Verbena
Jacaranda
Grape
Amethyst
Graystone
Overcast
Linen
Kerchief
Burlap
Greyhound
Driftwood
Moss
Cream
Moonlight

I really wanted my quilt to be mostly neutral, with pops of these colors, but as I got to working the quilt just took a life of its own. I decided not to fight it.  I think thats what I love most about these types of quilts… the Journey, letting the colors just flow and letting them decide ultimately where they should go.  No plan.  Just play.

For the quilting, I knew I wanted something simple to keep the quilt soft and cuddly.  I opted for an on-point straight line cross grid.

DSC_3818.copyjpg

I can’t tell you how many out-takes of this photo there were….  Because of the Princess Mabel… She didn’t understand why I was on the floor and not giving her attention….

DSC_3827copy

I bound the quilt in Bougainvillea which I am pretty sure is my new favorite color… Backed in Driftwood.  I hand stitched the binding using Spagetti from WonderFil 12wt.  It was first time using it; it’s pretty nice to work with and I love the results.  DSC_3789 copy

I plan on keeping this quilt on my couch, its cozy and a perfect size for cuddling under.  I think I may crank the air on today just so I can enjoy it!

Thank you to RJR Fabrics for the opportunity to be a part of this event!

Intentional Piecing

Intentional Piecing

As many of you know I am obsessed with paper piecing,  When I saw that Amy Friend was coming out with a book on paper piecing I knew that I needed to check it out. The Tell Me a Story quilt project is a super simple block.  I loved that It challenged me to pick… Continue Reading

V & Co. Ombre Mini Quilt Swap

V & Co. Ombre Mini Quilt Swap

1 1 I hope you guys are as excited as I am! The V&Co Ombre mini swap is happening now !  This is a “no-stress” mini quilt swap. Hosted by Nicole @ModernHandcraft, Chris @the_tattood_quilter and myself @nydiak. FORMAT: Finish by the due date and then you will then get a partner to swap with! If you don’t finish… Continue Reading

Scraps Inc. Vol 2

Scraps Inc. Vol 2

When I first taught myself how to quilt, I would scour the internet looking for scrap bundles that I could buy in order to make my quilt as scrappy as possible… without going crazy buying yards and yards of fabric.  I think back to that simple time when my problem was not having enough of… Continue Reading

Feathers QAL- Show time!!!

Hi everyone!  I am just so excited to be wrapping up this QAL and getting to see all your amazing creations in one place.  My quilt is at the quilter… I am so excited to get it back soon. Looking for motivation for that final push…. We have 3 Super awesome prize packages from our… Continue Reading

Feathers QAL – M & N

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.  Yesterday I had a nice cozy day in because of the lovely snow.  I stopped measuring after it hit 17 inches (of fresh snow) at about 2 PM.  Not to mention the foot or so that was already there.  My best friend whom used to live next door now lives outside… Continue Reading

Feathers QAL- J & I

11:11 Make a wish.  Just sayin’… I don’t know why I procrastinate sitting down to blog.  Oh wait I know… I procrastinate just about everything I am supposed to do 🙂   Well whatever… My kids have been home for 2 days… kinda sick?  You know when they feel lousy in the AM and you… Continue Reading

Feathers QAL – Blocks E and F

How is everyone doing on their feathers quilt?  It seems like everything is going well because we have some of the most beautiful quilts and progress shots showing up in the pool… both Instagram and Flickr.  Tonight I sat down to write this post and NATURALLY decided to attempt something super fantastic… instead of actually… Continue Reading