Thea’s Puzzle – A Quilt & Pillow for Deborah
I have been horribly absent from blogging. All of you who work outside the home, keep the home fires burning, sew, craft AND keep your blogs current – my hat’s off to you. I have been quite busy sewing however. Pictured here is a gift that’s been a long time in the making. Let’s talk about color.
Almost a year ago, my very dear friend Deborah requested that I make her a lap quilt, for her bedroom. Looking through her room, I noticed a hydrangea print and a gray bedspread. Purple was going to play a big role in the quilt. I’m really not a purple person and figuring out the design was going to be a challenge for me. I first started with squares – my favorite. It didn’t seem organic enough. I started again with some free-form piecing. It seemed really wrong.
Third time’s the charm right? I came upon this great pattern on Amy Butler’s website. It’s a free pattern to download and I think the only time I’ve ever followed a pattern without changing it. I am really happy how it worked up and I enjoyed all the different colors of lavender and dusty shades of lilac. I only used 2 prints and the rest were my favorite solids, kona cotton. Then some minimal zig zag quilting and a gray binding and I was finally able to give it to her. I also made this little pillow…
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