Friday, May 25, 2012

simply stripes

You know how people always say the inspiration can be found everywhere, right? Well, I'd like to show you where the inspiration for my newest quilt came from.


My daughter's t-shirt!  As I was doing laundry I was so drawn to these pretty stripes of different widths that as soon as I was done putting all the clothes away I headed straight for my fabric stash.


At first I wanted to go with all solid fabrics and mimic the t-shirt quite literally.  I changed my mind, of course, and decided to use prints for the colored stripes instead. I wanted it to become a child's quilt so out came Walk in the Woods by Aneela Hoey, Woodland by Lecien, as well as some random polka dot and Kona white from my stash.


I cut the strips of different width and my quilt top was finished in no time. I did have a system with the stripes - each color/ pattern as well as the connecting white stripe was the same width (somewhere between 1" and 2.5").


I pieced the back using some more Walk in the Woods fabric as well as Kona white. I did straight line quilting along both sides of each white stripe and bound the quilt using hot pink and red polka dotty fabric. I love how pretty and bright this fabric is, such a wonderful counterpart to the crispness of Kona white.


And here it is, all nice and crinkly after being washed and dried. Aaaah!

Have a wonderful weekend, Svetlana.

 

17 comments:

  1. Well how awesome is that! I assume you cut your strips by WOF? So easy and so adorable.

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  2. That is so cute, Svetlana! What a darling idea for a kid's quilt. Love it!

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  3. I love it! I can plan on a quilt for days and days and then see something and think I NEED to do this now. Those usually turn out to be my best quilts. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  4. I love this quilt! So beautiful!

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  5. Great idea! Super cute quilt. I have a striped sweater that is my inspiration for a future zigzag quilt.

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  6. Awesome quilt. Thanks for sharing your inspiration, too!

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  7. What a fun quilt! I am totally inspired - I want to make one now :) Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This is lovely, I find stripes always compelling but hard to work with, your quilt is great.

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  9. That's so cute and it looks so FAST! Love the fabric too!

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  10. That is super cute! I remember seeing a dress a character on a TV show was wearing a few weeks ago that I thought would make an awesome quilt - now i wish I had written down the color order.

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  11. So cute! I love it when inspiration is found from things around the house.

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  12. Very cool, fab idea for inspiration :o)

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  13. I love it! The fabric is so refreshing. :-)

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  14. Somewhere in my pile, I have a quilt top like this half made. It is done in turquoise and grey. After seeing yours, I must find it : ) I love your blog by the way. Cheers!

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