Sunday, 25 March 2012

I've been picking out some fabrics this week for a quilt I want to make for our bed.
I'd set my heart on doing an HST but I'm not entirely sure it's going to turn out quite like I had in mind, but I'll carry on regardless at the mo and it will always do for an extra downstairs as 3 children fighting over 2 doesn't quite work.

We have a very bold grey and mustard paper on the back wall in our room so I couldn't exactly start introducing another colour.

Thank goodness I'm not short of yellow and grey fabrics hey?!
I've pulled a load of fabrics out and started a few trial HSTs.
The addition of a plain is needed I think, hence the Gooseberry Essex Linen and as for Lotta's Florian in dark grey, I'm thinking this is looking a tad bold but may be a contestant for the binding.

As I said, I'm not entirely sure about it but will go with it for now.
Perhaps the quilt needs smaller triangles, tiny in fact, but I'm not sure I'd quite manage a project piecing teeny triangles together right now.
At least this one will sew up rather speedily and hopefully I'll feel differently once it's all pieced.

Oh and by the way, these photos have been edited on PicMonkey a great alternative to our much loved soon to be gone Picnik. If you are still looking for an alternative to Picnik, this is perfect. Actually I'm pretty sure it's the exact same template. The only downside to PicMonkey is I haven't found a way to upload a group of photos rather than editing one at a time. But maybe that will come.

7 comments:

Nicky said...

Oh I love the fabrics you have chosen and am glad you are including your own. Why aren't you sure about it yet Karen?

**nicke... said...

i love everything about this! perfect fabrics!

Cherie said...

Those fabrics look great!! I still love your triangle print and the echos contrast really well!! =D

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

OMG. I adore your wall paper. Is it Orla Kiely? And the fabric piles are yummy!

Kylie said...

Oh I love it! The colours are fabulous and the triangle design is perfection :) Kx

Kirsten N said...

Love the yellow and grey combo - this will be a beautiful HST quilt!

Tess said...

Love the ol' mustard and grey combo... what a winner!

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