Of course we can't forget the sponsors:
Amanda Murphy, author of Color Essentials
Robert Kaufman for those fabulous fabrics
Aurfil, whose threads keep us stitching.
I share today with these talented ladies:
I purchased a Kona 1/2 yard bundle called 'Tropical Sunset' (no I didn't use it all - wanted to be able to add to stash) and paired it with a Kona strip roll called 'Sand Castle' that was on my shelf.
I have wanted to make this block/quilt since it was demonstrated at one of our Quilt Guild meetings - the Twin Sister Block. A 18" strip of the 'sand' and a 18"strip of the color. I gave myself wiggle room for cutting and made my strips 19" long. Stitch them together, press toward the dark and sub-cut into four 4.5" sections. Then slice them corner to corner (use same corners) to make triangles. Take the four light dominant triangles and form a pinwheel. Do the same with the four dark dominant triangles. Sew those units together for a 5.5" unfinished block. Easy Peasy and so quick!
Of course you may not have the assistant I have when it comes time to quilt.
I just simply did a lot of stitch-in-the-ditch on this.
I used Kona White for sashing and Kona Black for corner stones and binding.
This will be my Guild donation quilt this Spring.
The backing is a new Conneting Threads extra wide backing (have enough for another baby quilt) and plays nicely with the front pattern.
I know this is a hop about solids, but it is also about color ----- so I have a give away of color.
A Robert Kaufman 'Fusions Texture Collection' roll up. I will ship international, just be sure I have a way to contact you (most of my no-replys are those using Google +). I will leave comments open until 10pm January 21st (remember the hop has added two more days) and announce the winner shortly after.
Thank you for stopping by,