On Friday I had the chance to attend a day retreat with some of my fellow Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild members. It's always a lot of fun to visit and sew with others--such a nice change from sewing solo in my basement! My friend Brianne and I have been planning on making this quilt together (each making our own version) for a few months now. We figured it would be a great way to bust some scraps and by sewing together, we could keep each other accountable along the way. We don't get the chance to sew together in real life very often, so this weekend was a great chance to start it together...in person. Sharing scraps from across the table was definitely an added benefit!
The pattern is Quilter's Palette by the super talented Rita of Red Pepper Quilts.
this video for reference, and was delighted that I was able to use yarn (it has to be 100% wool) rather than roving. I couldn't believe that it actually worked! I was squealing like a school girl when I made these. Thankfully my family is used to my many crafty endeavors and they take it all in stride. :) I have plans to make many, many more in various colors. It was so much fun to play! If you've ever thought about giving this a try, I would highly recommend it!
Happy Monday to you!
I'm working on a blue string quilt. I, too, wondered if I should include blue prints containing some other colors, and found they actually enhanced the block!
Your felt-acorns are too cute!
I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE acorns. And I must make some of these! What are you planning to do with yours? Decorate a tree? Fill a basket? Trick some squirrels?
I probably wouldn't have noticed the difference between the top and bottom blocks but I'm glad you mentioned it because the little bits of color do indeed add to the look. I'd have the tendency to keep it all the same like you.
Who could possibly resist those little acorns? They are adorable!! Happy for you to be quilting along with a friend!!
both sets of blocks look good, really like the purple set best which is unusual for me as I always go for green
Love the cute acorns!
Also really like the blocks you both made, such a pretty turquoise selection too.
And you cant go wrong with purple, its warming and fun!
I have just finished a scrappy lap quilt and am itching to make another now, especially since my daughter, for once, asked for it as soon as she saw it!
Im still in shock at that : )
Love your acorns! Love the video! I'm going to sit at a table like the woman in the video does and make rainbowy felted balls to my heart's content :) (BTW--there are wild and funny photos on the Prove You're Not a Robot below--I had a lot of trouble identifying all the pancakes!!)
Those little acorns are so adorable!!
I think you both did a great job on your blocks! They're very cute. Love your acorns- I have a friend who makes those and they're just so fun!
Oh, I love the quilt blocks so much!!! Gorgeous! (I'm such a huge fan of Red Pepper Quilts!)
And what a great idea- you and your friend working together on the same quilt. Sounds like a lot of fun! Enjoy!!
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