Wednesday, 28 May 2014

WIP Wednesday - More is More

Yesterday I posted a picture of a pile of blocks which were the start of a quilt for Alison's Soy Amado/a project.   Because of shocking inattention to other duties, I can actually link up to WIP Wednesday with this:


My camera and the dull weather are not doing justice to the sheer in-your-face riot of pink which is this quilt top.  I have used up every single bit of pink fabric in my stash (except for a novelty print with cupcakes on it), and I love it.

Do you have a name for your quilt in your head while you are working on it?  In my mind this quilt is already called the "More is More" quilt.    In that spirit I'm considering the options for binding it - fluorescent orange and acid lime green were my first thoughts, but there is also the beloved Riley Blake stripe.  This is left over from binding my first ever full size quilt and it would be hard to use it since I don't think it is available any more, but with the recipient in mind I think I might have to go for it really!


With a bit of colourful hand quilting, maybe, and possibly an applique heart in the middle (what do you think?) I hope it would make someone feel loved.



WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

23 comments:

  1. Oh I just love this! I adore pink and I love how this is coming together!! Alison will be delighted. I'm undecided whether you should put a heart as it will take away from the gorgeous fabrics, but on the other hand it's a symbol of love, so it would be beautiful. I look forward to seeing what you decide!

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  2. Love it!! All the different pinks look amazing together! I love it just the way it is, and can't wait to see it all done :-)

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

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  3. You're a speedy quilter! I think hearts, or giant ric rac would look splendid on the white border. An acid green binding would be stunning.

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  4. hmm - no to the stripes ... go for the orange or lime please ... quilting ... maybe the binding colour and pink int he white area ... maybe smaller squaares, so that each normal square get's halfed (pretend to do some STD in 4 patches that make up one of your regular squares)

    I think an appliquéed heart would be too much ... you could always add one to the backing if you want to have a heart on it ... that way the heart woudl even be closer to whoever is under the blanket ..

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  5. Would put a small appliqué heart on the white in the upper left area (left if you are looking at the quilt), acid green binding, and a bigger appliqué heart on the back like Leo suggested. Just my 2¢.

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  6. This quilt is so bright and beautiful! I love these colors!

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  7. You are so quick! I absolutely love this wild splash of pink! I like the stripes idea. Lime green and orange sounds good too or even pure white for binding. I usually put a few combos together, take a photo of each of them and it helps me decide. For some reason it'd easier to see the right choice on a photo for me. Maybe small flowers or hearts appliqué on the white border using some of the prints in the quilt? Just thinking aloud. I am sure the end result of your quilt is going to be stunning. Looking forward to seeing it!

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  8. It is going to be an amazing quilt. I love all of those pink fabrics together and the name of the quilt is fabulous. I'll go with the lime green binding. I'm looking forward to seeing how you finish this quilt.

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  9. Be still my beating hear!! I love all these fabrics...and how gorgeous do they look together. I like the idea of lime green for the binding. With your colourful quilting, it will look amazing...whatever you decide.

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  10. It really will give comfort to someone and I say, throw everything at it and then some so yes to the binding, handsewing and heart :)

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  11. It turned out great! Just love that pink with a splash of green!

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  12. it looks fabulous! i love it, who needs to do anything else but sew when you get such beautiful quilts :

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  13. Those are some really beautiful fabrics in the pink quilt. The white border lets them sing. I really like the yellowy green fabrics as well. I'm not a pink person either but I love pink fabric!

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  14. Beautiful. More is certainly more. Love that pink.

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  15. " Because of shocking inattention to other duties " I like this sentence of yours --- Oh how true it is for us quilters. I am stitching at the moment but with the same problem. Forgetting disorder and food - nearly. The stomac is revolting by itself.....

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  16. I love this. I think pink is growing on me more and more nowdays - maybe something to do with having a house full of boys! Can't wait to see it all finished :)

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  17. I love this! Lime binding would be glorious! How about embroidering/quilting 'Soy Amada' along one of the borders?

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  18. I love the rich happy pink nature of this quilt!! Hand quilting and a heart sound like great ideas!!

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  19. I love hearts:-) And I love all these pinks :-)
    And BIG THANK YOU, I would have missed it, it is not a magazine I get very often!
    xx

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  20. hi Catherine, love the bright vivacity of this quilt. I think I would go for the contrast of the stripe. love it, love it

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  21. beautiful (and I don't normally like pink). I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

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  22. Fabulously pink! The stripe would make a great binding :-)

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  23. ahh this is gorgeous! I just love the splashes of green in there, with the many shades of pink. super yummy!

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