Tuesday, October 2, 2018

New Quilt Project

Recently our son asked me if I would make a quilt for his girl. He said she would really love one and that it would be the best gift she ever got. It made me happy that he asked and that the kids appreciate a handmade quilt. I wanted some direction, but the only help I got was that she loves horses and turquoise. So, the search was on. I settled on this fabric:


Sent a photo of it to our boy and received a 2 thumbs up. Next step: choose a pattern. Oye! Often a sticking point for me. I knew I wanted something with a modern flair and a little pizzazz and I probably looked at 10,000 choices. I looked through everything I had. A friend lent me her idea binder. I Googled. I Pinterest-ed. I Flicker-ed. And I settled on this pattern:


  It's a version of a BQ pattern...BQ5. You can see it here: BQ5
I dug through my stash, but was unable to come up with anything suitable although I did find this crackle background.

                      

 I looked in town and found this turquoise:

                      

It's called Shadow Play by Maywood Studios. The pattern arrived on Monday:


 I cut it out this morning

                             

and blocks are coming together quickly:

                             

Next time one of us has to go to town,  I'll swing by Jackie's and dropped it off to get it in line for her Christmas quilting run.

I have quite a bit of the main print left and am contemplating a second quilt. Before I had chosen a pattern, I ordered a few pieces, hoping they would coordinate. Shopping for fabric online when you are trying to match something is always a gamble, but I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived:

                        

I chose 3 Grunge fabrics and they could not be more perfect. I also have this arrowhead fabric in the top left corner of this next shot. It's not from the same line, but it has all the same colors - I won't use it in this quilt, but I'll add it to the next one:

                      


For now, I had better finish piecing this top!

11 comments:

carol fun said...

What a stunning quilt!!! I love your combo of pattern and fabric...really shows off the horse print and the pinwheel that emerges when the blocks come together is really clever. I've got several BQ patterns in my stash but not this one... will have to get a copy. Great job Karin!!

Tired Teacher said...

Nice pattern and selection of fabric. I especially like the coral and yellow with the horse print.

Chris said...

What a beautiful, amazing quilt you are making!! She will love it.

Donna said...

It is wonderful for someone to request a quilt! You know they will love and appreciate it! The fabric and colors are gorgeous! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!!!

Dorian said...

It's always nice having someone ask you to make them/loved one a quilt! That is an interesting pattern, love the horses. Can't wait to see the finished item.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see it finished. It's going to be fabulous. Lucky girl in more ways than one. Very nice for you to give your time on the make. I love the pattern too.

Julie Anne Hutcherson said...

Woohoo! Love all your coordinating fabrics, this quilt and next. I've never seen that pattern. Distinctive. Your execution is lovely.

Libby said...

Love it .............. Can't wait to see the finished quilt !!!

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

Great pattern choice to show off the horse fabric! New to me pattern designer. You always intensify my urge to get going on my list of quilts!!! Happy October!!!!

Janet O. said...

You really have an eye for bringing things together. The pattern allows the focus fabric to shine, but also has such striking contrast and dramatic angles in the design that it truly is stunning!
And what luck that the online purchase matched. That never happens here. LOL

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh thats going to be great!!

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