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.
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:
Glow in the dark
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.
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….
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.
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!