It's really out of my comfort zone, as far as colors are concerned, but I am enjoying the challenge.
What I did was take 3 squares (cut 9", 6" and 3"), layered them all on top of each other and sewed around the edges of the smaller two squares with about a quarter inch seam. The edges will fray over time. I did not cut out the backs of the squares (to reduce bulk) because I think I will like the thickness that the multiple layers of fabric will add. Once it is quilted and washed the texture will be fabulous. I got the idea from a sample in a quilt shop that was done in katie jump rope fabrics. It was gorgeous.
On a side note, it is roxanne's birthday today, so if you have a minute, go wish her a happy birthday!
interesting idea. i'd love to see the texture in person. ;)
Really like it! Mind if I copy? I think it will make another good stash buster!!
I'm doing something very similar, only instead of squares I've made them into abstract 3-layered flowers. It's a less- scary way to ease into applique, I think. I got the idea out of "Quilt Pink", I believe it's called "French Roses".
Oooh, this looks like fun. I've always loved squares within squares. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.
That's funny I was just thinking of doing a quilt like this, with the frayed edges I mean. I was thinking of using old camo pants...
This is going to look even more wonderful when the fabric edges fray over time - especially with the soft colours you've chosen and the simple graphic design of the blocks.
this will look fab! what a great idea. you are right, the older it gets, the better it will be!
I love the colors Amanda! Especially the blues and yellows together.
Cute! I love the colors. That is sort of a different version of what I did with Alli's quilt, only I used circles instead of squares on hers. Can't wait to see it finished!
I saw a similar sample and thought it was great too. I can't wait to see yours all together.
Oohh! I love this, and I have a few Katie Jump Rope fabrics in my stash too. How are you planning on quilting it? Are you going to do squares within the squares? I might have to try this one, I have done lots of the flannel rag quilts and I love those, but this one could be for me!
I like that idea, it would make up quickly and be a wonderfully qozy blanket.
Cool! I made a chenille quilt with plain cottons that has 4 layers on each block and it has a nice weight to it.
I LOVE your spectrum quilt! How are you going to quilt it??
Just love the quilt, the idea is most fascinating, must put that on my to do list....thankyou
Very pretty :)
I really love your new quilt idea. Very simple and very pretty. I think the colours are great. That would be fun for my 13 year old daughter to try!
What a great idea! I’m curious how you are going to quilt this quilt.
It‘s a great stash-reducer quilt!
I just adore your 'spectrum-quilt' !!! Its lovely!
How interesting! I might like to try a quilt like that.
Looks great! I like the idea of getting frayed edges. Might have to put that on the "want to try list." And by the way...I forgot to comment on the Quilt a Long. I am caught up except for this week. I will have it done by Monday, though. I don't ever like to go into the next week with the current one not finished!
I agree with hobbymommy, this would be a great stashbuster. I can't wait to see the finished project.
I like the colors... a very soft and subtle palette. Looking forward to seeing the finished project. It may inspire me to sew some more.
A friend sent me a link to your blog and I just scrolled through the whole thing. You are amazing! What beautiful quilts and craft projects! I am very inspired.
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Thanks for sending so many birthday wishes my way! I can't wait to see how this quilt turns out. I think I actually have a pattern for something similar to this. Never tried it of course, but maybe I will have to!
Oh, thanks for the idea. It should be a great stash buster. I've made the French Roses and love that but this looks nice and speedy. I want speedy to use up stash before I can start buying more fabric.
Oooh - this does seem like a departure for you! I like the idea of some unfinished edges and of the stacking - both seem a bit different than what your natural tendencies would be. I like that you're testing your boundaries!
I can't wait to see it finished!
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