Saturday, October 15, 2011

Dead Simple Quilt Along

This morning I finished cutting out my squares for the Dead Simple Quiltalong that Lynne from Lily's Quilts is leading.  Are any of you joining in?  This is the first quiltalong that I have taken part in, and I was really drawn to it, as I have been wanting to make a quilt based on the colours in the Hurricane Mute Bundle for a while.

This quiltalong focuses on palette, using squares lain out in a seemingly random fashion.  You pick your own palette of five colours, and your choice of quilt size (50" X 70" or 70" X 90"), and which size square to use (5" or 9").  I chose to make the larger quilt with the smaller square - I am clearly a sucker for punishment.

I chose to use a majority of solids for my quilt.  Quilts using solids have been really appealing to me of late, my quilts inspiration board in Pinterest has told me that. Isn't Pinterest great?!  I chose the five solids: Klona colours Ash, Purple, Blush, Jade, Gold, and then had a hunt through my end-of-line pile (there have to be some perks to running a fabric store!) and pulled out some matches.  It was a massive stroke of luck to discover that the two Anna Maria Horner Social Climber prints both matched my palette exactly.  These two prints make me mad and giddy, so I really hope the quilt is a success... there's no more left!  The only print there that I still have in stock is the Kaffe Fassett Purple Spots.  You can't go wrong with spots.

The total number of squares from each palette is the same, sixty in each, but the number of printed vs. solid is slightly different. I cut as much as I had of each print, and then cut the solids to make up the rest.  Who knows how it will turn out, but that's part of the fun.

Anyhow, all cut out now, so better get that sewing machine out.


  1. Oooh can't wait to see it all together I('d) love that bundle!

  2. So proud of you Alice for finally making that cut...!