Thursday, February 5, 2015

Playing with Navy and Magenta

Giant Plus

Last night I cut into the She Can Quilt bundle that I had from Fabric Spark. I started the giant plus quilt I was planning to make. I'm debating using just white in the empty spaces or several solids that are whiteish - white, ivory, snow, etc. I was thinking I could use up some of the solid scraps for that maybe.

Giant Plus

I thought you might like to see what it looks like when I am sewing late at night. Fairly dark at this time of year and messy. But I was having a good time.

Courthouse steps

Tonight I still have not decided on the solids for the giant plus quilt, so I started another new project. My chronic startitis is out of control in these darkest months of winter.  I have long wanted to make a courthouse steps quilt, especially since I saw this fantastic one by Audrie at Blue is Bleu. Tonight I decided it was time to just start one

Courthouse steps

My quilt will grow organically, block by block. There is no way I will be planning it out in advance, and it is more fun this way for me as I watch how the pattern develops.

My blocks are made with 2" wide strips and are 14" unfinished. Starting with a snow coloured 2" square, the strips are cut to 3", 5", 8", 11" and 14" and one WOF or two fat quarter strips is enough for one side of a block.

A beautiful bundle from Fabric Spark - give away on my blog today

The giveaway to win a bundle of these magenta and navy fabrics from Fabric Spark is still open, until Friday at midnight MST. If you haven't yet entered, please go here and do so. I'm pretty sure you will love these fabrics, I do. And if you don't win, you can always buy one of these bundles by going here.

By the way, we are having a snowstorm.




tusen said...

The giant plus quilt is going to look great in these fabrics, but yay, you're making the courthouse steps quilt too. I've been in love with this pattern ever since you showed me Audrie's quilt and I can't wait to see it finished in these colours.

Sarah said...

gorgeous bundle, and the courthouse steps will look wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I'm loving the navy and magenta combination. Very pretty!

Terri Ann @ said...

Love how your plus sign project is coming along. That bundle lends itself so well to a project like that, it's a great mix.

Scrappy quilter said...

Great projects and great giveaway.

Debbie said...

Love those times when it just feels good to create! Beautiful fabrics and blocks!

Laura Chaney said...

Love these colors together. I think that navy is definitely an under-utilized color.

Svetlana said...

I love these colors together so much, it's my absolute favorite color combo at the moment :). I'm really looking forward to your giant plus quilt. Are you making a pattern for it? I hope you do, it's wonderful and I would definitely love to make one just like yours.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Another great use for that fabric range!

Sheila said...

Love the combination of colours but I fear your Startitis may be incurable.

curious said...

I love the colors in the courthouse step blocks. Good job. Sincerely, Paula K.

audrey said...

Love your chronic startitis! This one is fabulous.:)