Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hot Pink :: A New Quilt in the Works

In case I haven't said it enough, pink is my favorite color these days!  The past couple of years I've been collecting Cotton + Steel fabrics that include fluorescent pink in some degree or another.  I knew one day a design would come to mind where I could use the prints and finally cut into these beauties!



I think it's a good combination, so much so that this quilt is going to be for me!!  It's time to brighten up my bed!  You might need sunglasses, but so be it!

Most of the background of the prints is almost a natural muslin.  Then of course there is two shades of gray.  Do you think they all go together?



Of the 12 prints only one isn't Cotton + Steel, the top right floral print is Alison Glass.  It is a perfect fit and had to be included.  

 

I bought a couple yards of Burlap by RJR Fabrics when I first started collecting the prints, in hopes of using it for the background.  Back then it was easy to find, not so much these days!  However I was able to locate more and wasted no time in ordering 5 yards!  I certainly don't want to run out in the middle of making my quilt!

Trying to match the pink was the hardest part.  I have plenty of solid pinks, just nothing that could stand up to the pink in the prints.  Luckily I was able to find the perfect match at Purl Soho!  Michael Miller Neon Pink works for me...and I just noticed it's on sale...and I bought more...just in case...it's on sale!!



Of course I didn't want any grass to grow under my feet, so I immediately started cutting!  My plan is to make a queen size quilt and if I calculated correctly I will need 84 blocks.  We'll see how that plays out in the end, but it's a good start.

 

These pieces were sewn together in WOF strips and subcut.  Quick and easy for sure, yet I need a lot...like 168!  Still, and easy process that is rather satisfying to do.

You might be wondering what the design is?!  For now I'll show you the block I designed.  I may or may not change the original design once all the blocks are pieced. 



It's a rectangle that is 13 1/2" x 6 1/2" unfinished.  It might not look like much now, but my hope is it will be a beautiful (bright) quilt when it's finished!



Yes, there is a lot of hot pink and for some it might be way too much!  My husband is playing along and being a good sport about it.  It isn't his favorite color, but I promised him that with the Burlap background it won't be too bad.  I'm not sure that's true, but he bought it!

I'm planning on taking my time making this quilt.  It's more of a project I can grab and make a few blocks here and there.  That being said, it's so hard to do that!


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17 comments :

  1. Hmmm ... I'm so intrigued by your rectangular blocks and where you're going to go from here. Good luck forging ahead with this project!

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  2. I love it!!! Thanks for sharing your process and letting us in at the ground floor. Have fun!

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  3. So funny that we're both working on pink quilts with such different levels of love for the color. Even though you know I don't like pink, I really do think this is going to be awesome. What an unexpected color combination. That burlap color background fabric is so unique with the neon. Can't wait to see more of this one (I'll just pretend it's neon green, haha!)

    :) Kelly

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  4. The hot pink looks great against the burlap. I think it will be a bright, fun quilt that is nicely balanced. I hope you have a lot of fun making it just for you!

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    1. It isn’t your typical color combination for a quilt, but I love it! I’m really hoping the burlap will balance the neon…that is the goal!

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  5. Looking forward to seeing where this goes. Of course it will be gorgeous!

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  6. I just finished a quilt top out of Cotton & Steel (one of my prints is in your quilt). The fabric raveled something terrible. It looks great but oh my, I picked strings off of everything.

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  7. WOW!! I love fabric that requires sunglasses! :D Nice trick with the burlap comment to your husband. Ha! Ha! This will be a fun, fun quilt!

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    1. I’m hoping the color doesn’t keep me up at night, I mean…it is a bit bright! However, I do love it and hope it turns out as planned! My husband is certainly a good sport about this one!

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  8. Well, if you're gonna do pink, do pink! Love that bright neon pink (I'm not a fan of pastels)! Cannot wait to see this quilt come to life!

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    1. There is pink and then there is PINK! I hope my love for that color doesn’t change anytime soon!

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  9. That pink is great. Now a way to work with the hubby on this is to let him have his quilt on the bed one week a month and you get the other three!! Can't wait to see how this turns out.

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  10. How bold & I'm sure it will be lovely. Anxious to see your design come together!

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  11. It looks great so far. Can't wait to see more as it progresses.

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  12. You have collected a really nice stash over time, they do look very coordinated. The Burlap really softens the pink. The blocks you made look very nice! Looking forward to seeing more of this one.

    -Soma

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  13. BBEAUTIFUL!! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT!!

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