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All Around the Color Wheel


The procrastinator in me is alive and well.  This is quilt number three and although I swore to myself that I would get it completed and photographed waaay in advance, I ended up sprinting home 10 minutes before the baby shower began in order to snap some pictures while I had good light and then quickly throw it in a gift bag with some tissue…..similar to the last two quilts.  Sigh.  So that is my excuse of why all my quilt pics are not dynamite and I am sticking to it.  I worry that if I ever get around to making a quilt for myself that it will never get completed because obviously the only thing that motivates me is deadlines.

Anyway this quilt was super easy to put together but for a simple baby quilt I am happy with how it turned out. IMG_0622

And for the quilting I did random semi-straight lines-IMG_0623

And used cozy blue flannel for the back to make it a little more “boyish”-IMG_0624

If you like me and new to quilting and sewing this is a great project.  All you need is a Kona Solids bright palette charm pack and white fabric cut in 2.5 inch strips.  If you are really adverse to cutting fabric you also could buy a white fabric jelly roll.  I really love how the colors fade into each other around the color wheel, but think it would also look nice all mixed up.IMG_0631

Moving onto black and white, I also wanted to share my incredibly impractical fabric purchase today.   This way everyone can agree that I need to get my head examined.IMG_0633

Why is black and white impractical?  Especially in the hip chevron?  Because this is the fabric I selected for dog beds in the master bedroom.  The white is perfect to show every single muddy pawprint and the black is calling for dog hair to just stick to it.  But I told myself that really it was a good thing that they will look dirty so quickly…that way I will be forced to wash it everyday more frequently.   So really I am just adding a incentive for keeping things cleaner….at least that is what I told myself at the fabric store.  I can rationalize anything.

Anyway I think that the pattern will look great in the slowly coming together master bedroom.  I might even let the pups lay on them. …if they wipe their paws of course.

14 comments on "All Around the Color Wheel"
  1. Oh! So pretty! Did you machine quilt that yourself? I've made a few small quilts, but always struggle with the binding... I never want to just hand sew it...

  2. What a beautiful quit! I have never seen anything like it!

  3. I love the colors! I'm thinking of trying something similar for a table runner. I think it would be awesome.

    Do you buy the bias tape or make it?

  4. Love it. Rainbow'sh my favorite color.

  5. This is so beautiful. What a lucky baby! And I love, love the fabric for the dog beds!

  6. The quilt is beautiful! Quilts are truly the best gifts - for the love and time that goes into them. That is a lucky baby!

    Your doggies are going to love their super stylish chevron print beds!

  7. Jen- Yep I machine quilted it and that is the reason that I have never attempted anything larger than a baby quilt. I have to admit the hand sewing of the binding is not my favorite either.

    For the binding I cut the fabric myself....but not on the bias. Just straight across.

  8. the color palette quilt is beautiful! I'm excited that you made it with a charm pack so I can make one like it too, now :)

    I hear you on the black/white fabric with pet hair (why we ever bought a charcoal grey couch with two light colored cats is beyond me)

  9. You impress me so much with this quilting thing! I loooove how this one turned out... the colors are so beautiful!!

  10. Ok I absolutely LOVE this. And I want to shamelessly imitate and do one too. Where did you get the fabric, was it all packaged or did you choose all the colors and fabrics individually?

  11. That quilt is adorable! Such a smart idea and it will go in any room. And the black and white chevron print for dog beds? Love it! I think that will be really cute. When it comes to fun stuff, I am so impractical. I always just do what I like and deal with the consequences later. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

  12. I love the colors of the quilt. It looks beautiful. I just checked out your blog for the first time and love your home. You've made some incredible improvements. It's also nice to see a fellow KS blogger:)

  13. Nicole-
    Oh it was all packaged....I am not that talented:). I bought all the squares from Missouri Star Quilt Company online. It was the Kona solid charm pack-bright palette. Then I just cut strips of white fabric. Super easy and I would love to see what you come up with!