Sunday, February 17, 2019

Pink Power :: Baby Geo

I'm going through a pink phase as this new version of Baby Geo will show.  Pink was always an okay color throughout my life, but it wasn't until recently that it has become my favorite color.  I'm not sure why that is.  Maybe I'm reliving my childhood or finally getting in tough with my girlie side!  Whatever the case I couldn't resist the urge to make a very, very pink quilt.


PINK POWER :: BABY GEO
34" x 46"
This is my third version of the design.  The first was Geometry Lesson, a lap quilt that got me started on the concept.  I liked where it took me and decided to redesign it into a baby size version.  In that design, I reduced and reconfigured the pieces for the same, yet different Baby Geo version. 


 

It is a lot of pink! A lot!  The background is Kona Haze, although I'm not 100% certain, and it does a good job to neutralize the pink to some extent.  At the time I wanted pink, pink and more pink.  If I had taken the time and not jumped in so fast, I think I would have added more coral or peach shades.  Next time?!



The truth is, it didn't look so electric when I had all the pieces on my design wall!  What takes the most time is the cutting.  It would be one thing if I could mass cut the shapes, but each piece is a different color and the majority of pieces are different sizes.  I'll cut a few blocks, stick them on the wall, cut a few more and repeat the process until I'm happy with the color placement.  After which I'll cut the background pieces.



Once the cutting is finished, the piecing goes pretty quick.  Which is very welcome at that point.



I used Aurifil 50wt thread in Baby Pink (2423), Bright Pink (2425) and Light Strand (2000) for the quilting.  I didn't need more bright pink at this point, but the shades are subtle and worked well with the background.  You can tell it's pink if you are up close.



Just as with the previous two quilts, I wanted to add a curved element.  I used a marker and drew the first curve,  and thereafter the side of the my foot gave me the 1/2" width between each line.  



After finishing the initial curve sections, I filled in with more 1/2" as well as 1/4" and 3/4" lines.  I also added a couple grid areas for a bit more interest and texture.  



You can barely tell that the thread color is pink in this shot.  It is just has I hoped it would look though!  

The binding and backing is Kona Honeysuckle, a beautiful bright pink that put the final finishing touch on this quilt.  


Sometimes at the end of a quilt I find that there are changes I wish I had made along the way.  Small details usually, such as color, quilting or placement of blocks.  I think we all feel that at some point.  I remind myself there is always next time!  


LINKING:
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27 comments :

  1. I'm not much of a pink girl, but this is fabulous. I say that, then I look down and realize I'm wearing pink, LOL

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    1. I never was until the past year! It seems every couple years my favorite color changes, so who knows what next year will bring!

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  2. I'm not a fan of most modern quilts, but I love this one! It is a beautiful quilt! I love your colors, your design and your quilting.

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  3. I am not a pink fan either, but this just might have changed my mind on that. Awesome work. How do you secure your sandwich before the actual quilting process? Pin, spray or powdered fusible? Or are you using a long arm? Thanks for sharing your pictures as you went through the process. Headed to the sewing room now!!!

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    1. It is a lot of pink! The majority of time I pin baste my quilts, as I did with this pink one. On occasion I have used spray, but that can get expensive!

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  4. Hi Jayne! I just love the whole vibe of this quilt. I agree with two of your other commenters in that I'm not a huge fan of pink. This quilt definitely is the poster child why one should like pink! I adore your quilting choices as movement was certainly achieved. If pink goes back to being one of your least favorite colors, I can give this quilt a good home. Just sayin'. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  5. You hint to this in your post, but do you design the quilt before you make it, or is it an improv piece? I love this concept!

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    1. The quilt was designed before I started. During the cutting part I take my time and put the pieces on the design wall just to make sure the color placement looks right to me.

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  6. I love all the different pinks you used in Baby Geo, Jayne! It is fun and bright and happy! Your color choices always inspire me to try something new.

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  7. I love pink so this one is a favorite of mine. As always you did a wonderful job uniting color and design. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  8. I hated pink as a child and teen, but now love it! My birthstone is pink tourmaline, and once I saw a deep hot pink one I was in love. (Fortunately it was on the hand of another customer in a custom jewelry store and she didn't mind at all showing it to the clerk so I could get one Just. That. Color.) Your geometric, improv PINK! quilt is deliciously gorgeous, and just happens to include a perfect color match to that ring. Wow! And drool.... suzanprincess at att dot net

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  9. Your quilt makes me like pink a lot better! It's amazing how much different it looks on the board and then sewn together. Very nice!

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  10. Such a sweet pink quilt! I love the improv, and your quilting is so effective!

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  11. Love this quilt; it positively glows! I think I like the bright pinks right now because it offsets the dreariness of winter. The quilting is fantastic!

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  12. Beautiful! I know someone from Oregon and Arizona who has always loved pink...

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  13. That's a lot of pink, but it works. Great finish. I love Honeysuckle.

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  14. I love pink, and I love bright so it is no surprise I adore this quilt! I have a bad memory so I apologize if your other versions were made recently. What colors did you do the other versions?

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  15. I have a weird relationship with the color. The most fabric I have in my stash is pink! I always find myself drawn to the pink volts at the store, but when it comes to using the fabric, I never do. I can't figure it out. I think I need to just make a pink quilt.

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  16. I love fuchsia pink! This is such a warm, modern quilt. Great vibes. And great quilting!

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  17. I like pink....it's just a happier shade of red!

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  18. Pink has grown on me too. THIS is stunning in pink!!

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  19. I really love pinks especially paired with the tan/linen color. Great design!

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  20. Lovely quilt, your fabric choices are great!

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  21. Love your Pink Power: Baby Geo and the first quilt in this form. Thanks for inspiring.

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