Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Quilted Wallhanging for Spring

I needed something new to hang on the quilt hanger I have in my entryway. I love the new "modern" quilt style that has become so popular in the last few years. I have always been drawn to simple designs and bright colors in quilts. One of my favorite quilts of all time was a shoo-fly quilt made by my great-grandmother, with a white background and 1930's fabrics (the real stuff, from the 30's, not reproduction). Sadly, that quilt is long gone. So I guess the "new" trend of simple lines, and bright colors with lots of white space isn't so new, is it?

I made this simple quilt with a charm pack of Connecting Threads "Botanical Beauty" collection. I love the bright blues and greens in this collection, with a little purple and gray mixed in. I made simple half-square triangle blocks with white Kona cotton, and simply sewed the squares together.

If you've never ordered from Connecting Threads, and you are a quilter, you have got to check them out. I believe the way they keep they prices so low is because they design their own lines of fabric instead of carrying other companies fabric lines. Their prices just can't be beat. And their collections are only around for a short time, so if you see something you like, you better jump on it. They won't be around long, and they will have something new before you know it. I think that adds to the appeal- the ever changing selection. (I am not affiliated with them in any way, I am just a happy customer :))

I did a simple machine quilted stippling on this one,  and it is happily hanging in my entryway, adding some cheery color to the room.

Charm Pack:                               $2.48
One Yard for backing and binding:  5.96
Batting and thread (already had)         0
Total cost of project:                  $ 8.44

Up next, a pair of shorts, much needed in my wardrobe.


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