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WIP Wednesday: A Bright Quilt



I’ve been busy lately with family, and the warm, sunny weather has kept me in the yard, away from the sewing machine.  Today is very thunderstormy.  In addition to watering my garden, it’s a wonderful day to sew.


Obviously, I’m done with the low-volume thing for a while, since I really changed gears with this one.  This is to fulfill my April “Getting It Done” goal of a “primary baby quilt”.  I do know that orange and green are not primary colors, but I think this will fill the bill.


It was inspired by the print fabric.  Click on the picture to see the tiny elephants.  And all the threads on my wall!  It’s great to have a varied stash (even though I’m trying to pare it down).  I was able to pull bits of the perfect Kona colors.  These funny little cabins almost look 3-D from the contrast, don’t they?

I was going to use Khaki for the sashing, but I really like how it looks on my natural colored design wall.  Hmmm.  What do you think?

I’m linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

3 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday: A Bright Quilt

  1. Valerie, it’s a great quilt – so colorful. I learned the other day that “at one week after birth, they can see red, orange, yellow and green”, so this quilt will be just right for baby.

  2. Such a fresh look, Valerie! And yes there is a 3d effect!

  3. I like how you balanced the solid pieced blocks with the bright prints! I think khaki or something lighter would be great as sashing.

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