Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Welcome to my stop on day two of the Quilt-It Modern blog tour featuring Riley Blake Confetti Cottons and Crayola Colors. I'm happy to show off this mini quilt that I've been working on just for today.
Riley Blake has always has solid fabrics of course, but they have changed them up and added a whole bunch of new colors - over 100 now! And they are so, so soft, almost like a brushed cotton. I just wanted to pet them the whole time I was sewing them up.
It is fantastic to have so many colors and shades to choose from but for me that can be too much of a good thing. Where would I even start narrowing them down!? I took the rainbow road and chose to work with the Crayola Colors as they already went together beautifully. I can't believe I forgot to take a picture of the fabric with the matching crayons but they really do match and the colors are so vibrant and pretty! And soft - did I mention soft? Also, the Crayola colors can be purchased in super adorable crayon box fat quarter sets.
I used EQ7 to design a paper piecing template to use for this project. I used freezer paper piecing (see my tutorial on that here) to make things easier. Those skinny strips and sharp points would have been a major paper-removing headache otherwise!
Originally, I was going to make all of the columns the same height but my plan evolved as I went. Who knows, maybe I'll end up making a second version with my original plan.
The straight line quilting was a no-brainer when looking at the finished design. I wanted to let the colors and shapes stand out and for the quilting to keep your eye moving. Same goes for the white binding.
And here are a few more pictures because look at those colors! I'd like to thank the local elementary school for having this fun mural too - I'll definitely have to come back here for more quilt photos.
I hope you are inspired to sew up some of these solids yourself now. Trust me, you'll love them! There is much more to come on this blog tour so do make sure to check in with the others. I've seen some sneak peeks and there is great stuff in the works!