Colour Play Girly Style

This week I went totally girly with my colour play.  I love pink and love using pink…

Example One…

finished triangle quilt detail 2

Example Two…

blush quilting detail

Example Three…

Bright easy kids quilt made with pink and yellow fabric.

Example Four…

tual pink quilt top

I could go on but I think you get the picture… so this weeks challenge was to try a new pink combination, one that I was a little different from my norm.  The end result was this totally girly fabric pull…

pink purple fabric bundles

Which when combined with a simple spiderweb pattern from Quilters Cache became this 12 inch block…

Totally girly wheel block

Which, when joined with other spiderweb blocks begins to look like this…

Pink purple block

Totally deliciously pretty I think, but I am a little biased!

Colour Play Turqoise

This week I decided to play with turquoise and my all time favorite neutral, navy blue.  There was something about this colour combination and snow that just seemed to work.  First I raided my scraps and then pulled this bundle from my stash…

navy turquoise fabric bundle

I had used navy and turquoise together before, but with “radiant orchid” and some electric blues thrown into the mix.

quilt top detail

This time I wanted to keep it simple, clean, cool.   I choose an easy block called “World Without End”.  This classic quilt block dates back to the 1900’s  and I found some wonderful old examples when searching on-line, including one from the Spencer Museum of Art.  For my project I used Quilters Cache’s free paper piecing pattern which you can find here.

World block component This is another quick, fun block that packs a punch, and is perfect for scraps.  I just loved how the strong colour contrast with this pattern.

world without end quilt block

I was surprised how big my turquoise stash was and it has been great fun cutting into it for this project.  I have added this to my list of “must finish” for 2014… a list that keeps getting bigger.  I  need some sewing fairies pronto!