I didin't feel the quilting love (ok, read obsession) until I bought my White Kona bolt. And this was only a couple of month ago. I felt so inspired by the white that I used it in almost every quilt I made (that's without the princess quilt when I had a tottaly different thing in mind).
You can visualise the panic when I realised I only have about 2 meters left. After one day of searching the best prince for white kona I decided I must be able to do something else.
I decided to make 3 quilts with the same simple square pattern, replacing the white with green, blue and pink, one for every quilt.
The chatreuse was really simple, cut and pieced like a dream, a couple of hour later was allready quilted.
I like very much these simple squares and I just love the straight line quilting.
I didn't think a lot before cutting, so I cut all the fabric in 4,5"squares, then I put them togheter two by two, one solid, one print. I found it very easy to piece without pinning, just ironed them very well after each time I sewed and the corners were very easy to match. I am such a fool for these kind of photos :)
I then decided to go for the pink one. It was impossible. Everyhing I tried was just too pink. The fact that I don't have a large enough stash might be a problem, 'cause almost all my printed fabrics have some pink in them. Put this next to a lot of pink squareas and...well... a little too sweet for me. Ok, way to sweet :)
So the pink went in the binding of the green quilt.
Rita's binding is getting better and better. I managed to do it without any spots left outside the sewing line.
Ah, and a great ideea for the corners! I hand sew them before so they won't move when I machine sew them and take the thread out after it's done. Perfect!
I noticed a strange green fabric in my stash, probably bought just like the dark grape in my princess quilt, just in case I get a great ideea. Well, I decided it worked perfect for another squared quilt and....ta-da! quilt no.2.
Next night I went to bed thinking about ways to use my pink and blue stash. Well...this is what I came up with :)))
Yeah, right, ask me where the pink and blue solids are :))). Same place: my closet. No, I was not able to use any of them. Ok, one square from a Kona charm. Doesn't really count, does it?
The it's a hoot charm pack arrived more than a week ago, and although I really like most of the prints and hoplessly love three of them (and could never use in this lifetime two of them :)) but that's another story :))) ) I was too stucked on a pic I saw on flickr and couldn't see them in another combo. What pic, you might be tempted to ask. Please don't ask, I allready spent an hour looking for it again and I have no ideea where it was. It did have a lot of gray, if that's helpfull in any way.
Until that night. When the grey was out of the question, simply because I have none left, and the brown came in. Mu-ha-ha!
One thing I think I should say about it's a hoot is that the fabrics are much thinner than I expected from moda. That thin that I had to use the seam ripper after I tried to piece the first two rows of squares. As much as I loved the egg print, it is very thin and I don't think it would be my first choice in a quilt again :(
So who needs white anyway?
(I do, I do, I do! I want white, a lot of white, bolts of white. Hei, Santa, could you bring me a bolt of white Kona? Pleeeeease?)