Wednesday, 5 March 2014

WIP Wednesday

A couple of weeks ago I took a little road trip to the Craft and Quilt Fair in Palmerston North (about two hours drive from Wellington, for those outside New Zealand).  I travelled with a friend and we decided to make a day of it, stopping at quilt shops in small towns on the way.

Autumn with a twist bundle

I ended up buying four fabrics, not all from the same place, which ended up sitting together and formed an unexpectedly charming combination.  I'm pretty sure if someone told me they were putting together chartreuse, hot pink, plummy purple, greyed off brown and cream together in a quilt I would expect it to be a hot mess!  Anyway, those four fabrics formed the basis for this bundle and I think it works surprisingly well.

Autumn with a twist quilt in progress 

It's coming into autumn here and the weather is already getting cooler.  Most of our trees are evergreen so we don't get the spectacular scenes of turning leaves like in other parts of the world.  I'm still noticing and enjoying the little changes though.  I think one of the best things that quilting has done for me is make me more aware of the beauty in everyday things, and seek that out more often.

Anyway, enough with the smooshy stuff - I now have an even bigger pile of equilateral triangles cut and ready to piece.  Yes, I'm making another equilateral triangle quilt - like the one for my brother, the layout is going to be fairly random.  This is going to be the sample for the class I'm teaching at Nancy's in May.

Autumn with a twist quilt in progress 

One of the fabrics I'm including in this quilt is from the Beauty is You collection by Cori Dantini.  It's getting a bit hard to find online now, so I was thrilled to find a few prints, including the large and small panels of ladies, at a local quilt shop this week.  I think these girls will be right at home on the back of my quilt.

Autumn with a twist quilt in progress

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18 comments:

Julie said...

Fabulous colours - looking forward to seeing this one completed - no pressure

Wendy Welsh said...

I love the hot pinks in that bundle.
PS - I think you're being a bit modest about the weather. I'm in Wellington too and I'm freezing today!

Helen M said...

Hi Adrianne - I love that colour combination - hot pink looks awesome with chartreuse. And that backing fabric is to die for.

*Cornelia* said...

so in love with your fabric stack love the colors, and oh how can you talk of fall already lol, I so hope for spring right now and getting warmer *g*
cant wait to see more of your new quilt

carolegoldquilts said...

Your surprise colour combo is gorgeous, as is the "Beauty is You" fabric. We are hoping for spring here in Canada...brr. Another month of cold should do it.

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Rare and amazing combo-excited to see this one play out and come together.
Thanks for the links to the EQ triangle tutorials; I may do that with this pull I made from my blue bin.

L E Antwis said...

Yep, very different combo, but looking great!! Linda

Lynn McIndoe said...

I went to the Craft Fair too, and came home with my wallet considerably lighter. Great finds.

Annabella said...

*drool*

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Very pretty fabric Adrianne... Looks like that shop hopping was a success! Oh, and the quilt you made for your brother was just awesome, thanks for sharing that!

Andrea Turner said...

I love your panel fabric. I've picked some up for myself. Here in the states it's labeled "Sweet Life", so maybe that will help you find more of it online. I'm making a gift quilt featuring the large panel, and might make something small for myself with the smaller print panel fabric.

madfabriholic said...

I love that color combo!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love the colour together, and love that last panel!

Kirsten said...

Love the colours for your quilt and the Cori Dantini panel is just beautiful. I adore her whimsical designs and bought one of the animal prints at the end of last year.

jeifner said...

I do like the plum and mustard combo. Have yet to make a full equilateral triangle quilt but I sure enjoy seeing those others make!

Renee said...

I'm not a yellow person much, but those do look quite nice together! Look forward to seeing the quilt come together.

Lindsey said...

That is a lovely combination of colors! I can't wait to see what you have planned! :)

Would love for you to stop by and link this up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
-Lindsey
Fabric Frenzy Friday

Amy Jakobs said...

What shops did you stop at on the way?