Thursday, November 18, 2010

Urban Lattice Quilt Along

Why, oh why, am I joining another quilt-along right now? Well, Cara's design is completely fabulous. There's that. And it's paper-pieced, which I've tried before (albeit very briefly) and just loved. So I guess I just couldn't pass this one up.

Still, it took me forever (actually right up until about 2 minutes ago) to come up with a plan for this quilt. But one just dropped into my lap (almost literally):

Innocent Crush!

The funny thing is, I had settled on something completely different. I wasn't loving it (which is always a recipe for disaster), but it was the best I could come up with. You see, I really want a nice cuddle-up-on-the-couch quilt for my family room. The problem is that my family room is decorated in golden browns, dark browns, and earthy greens, with a few rusty red accents here and there. I like my family room d├ęcor, but that color scheme does not a good modern quilt make. So I had a plan for a quilt that didn't exactly match, but was at least neutral-ish. It was ... okay, I guess.

But just as I was about to blog about my other plan, I saw the mail truck go by outside my house, so I decided to go get the mail first. And what did I find?

This tasty little fat quarter. It was part of my "fat quarter surprise" prize package from Stitched In Color's giveaway with Sew Love Fabrics. And hey—it looks great in my family room! Check it out!

I got straight online and ordered a few more of the warmer prints from the line. Those will be the squares. The background pieces will be Kona Bone, and the narrow "lattice" pieces will be Moda Bella Solids Fig Tree Olive. I think I'm already in love with this quilt, based on this one little fat quarter! Can't wait to get the rest of the fabric and get started!

Thank you so much to Stitched In Color and Sew Love. All of the fat quarters I got from Sew Love are fabulous—look, there's some Weekends by Erin McMorris and Wonderland in there too! Woo hoo! And that envelope could not possibly have come at a better moment. : )

Oh, one more thing: Today AnneMarie at GenX Quilters is featuring my Advent Calendar tutorial! Be sure to check out GenX Quilters if you haven't already—it's a great gathering place for all us young(ish) quilters.

9 comments:

  1. this will be really beautiful.

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  2. This will be beautiful! Your post is making me lean closer and closer to joining...can't wait to see this when it's finished:)

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  3. Looks great! Can't wait to see more!

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  4. Ooh, this one's going to be beaut! And that is one gorgeous fat quarter. I was on the fence at first about Innocent Crush, but the more I see it, the more I like it. I'm totally still waffling on my choice for the quilt along, hoping to dig through my stash tonight and feel inspired. Cross your fingers for me!

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  5. this is definitely going to look good!

    I'll be making a "manly" quilt for the hubs... a lot of gray... but I need to pick my contrast lattice still (can't decide whether to go darker, or lighter... hmmm...)

    It will be fun sewing with you! :)

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  6. The fabric is Perfect! That might be just what I have been looking for.

    I live in a 100 year-old house with great woodwork and some stained glass panes in the living room -- I love, love, love it! - but a throw made out of bright/modern fabrics (I have a Dream On one I want to make) doesn't really go with the whole feel. But I don't want to go the whole Civil War Reproduction print route either. Good to know there are cool modern fabrics in darker/living room colors.

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  7. Sigh - beautiful! I have been oohing and aahing over this line since it came out but haven't taken the plunge yet. Just not sure which are my colours. Your quilt will be lovely! Very tempted to join in but I need another project like a hole in the head!

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  8. Oh I think this will be fabulous!! I have already cut into my innocent crush too and laid it all out! Sadly Christmas sewing has put its construction off till the new year :( But the fabric is so wonderful to work with!

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