Friday, October 14, 2011

[workinprogress]

Not all that long ago I pinned this breakfast tray onto my Pinterest board (Pattern, Shape, Color, Design), although it has been floating about in my Tumblr favorites much longer.
patchwork tray
I enjoy both Pinterest and Tumblr for these are both sites where I can collect and share my favorite pictures as well as be inspired by and keep up with what everyone else is creating. 


The above breakfast tray - by Maria Dahlgren - caught my eye for it's colorful patchwork design, that surely with the right fabrics would look like a fun quilt!  And so it started ... pulling fabrics from stash, cutting squares and piecing half square triangles ....


Although fabric selection is critical to the overall look of the finished quilt, the construction and piecing of the quilt top was really very simple.  I tried hard to not over think the layout, and allowed the "pattern" to unfold without assistance.


I've had fun with this quilt top!  It was a little experimental and involved loads of fabric play.  I also tried out several different block sizes and soon realized that block size had little impact on the effect of the design.  I settled on a 5 inch finished square.

Now thinking about making the backing and starting the quilting.
Thank you for stopping by,
Rita


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34 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous. The inspiration and the quilt. Quite groovy.

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  2. Can't tell you how much I love this :)

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  3. So bright and happy. I love that inspiration is often found in odd places.

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  4. This is a really fun quilt! So nice to see the inspiration, too.

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  5. oh my gosh this is fabulous! I am still amazed at how quickly you produce your quilts and each one is so beautiful.

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  6. Wow -- these colors are *popping*! Love it!!! :)

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  7. I was just saying I see a project design in almost everything I look at !!! Proof positive!!

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  8. Ok I Really like this quilt! It's simple but so fun too.

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  9. I like the breakfast tray but your quilt is so much prettier! It's bright and cheery and makes me smile.

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  10. A great tray and what a fabulous idea to follow the design and make a quilt. It looks super!

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  11. Great fun and vibrant quilt. Love the brave and bold look.

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  12. I love it! And it's so you :)

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  13. ooo! i love this one! very finnish/marimekko like...

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  14. I can see this one with a bright gold/yellow border and 1/4 inch black piping between the blocks and the border.

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  15. This is a really fun take on the inspiration piece. Glad you're enjoying the process!

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  16. Hi Is your tumblr public? I would love to follow you on tumblr. kathy

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  17. wow! It looks just like the tray! I had to keep comparing them to see that they had different patterns in the "fabrics". Great job!!!

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  18. Beautiful! I love your interpretation. Whoever designed that tray must be a quilter, or maybe they have an appreciation for quilts. Don't you think??

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  19. Amazing. A breakfast tray - inspiration truly is everywhere, I suppose. Your quilt top is stunning and I can't wait to see it quilted. I'm totally in awe of this project.

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  20. I love this one! It looks like such fun to design and sew. I got inspiration for a quilt from a wooden floor this week, so I fully understand the whole inspiration thing!

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  21. Oh that is fun, fun, fun! How cool to see the transformation.

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  22. great inspiration piece!, beautiful quilt!.

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  23. So fun...you never disappoint and always inspire! Smiles~Beth

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  24. That is a fantastic quilt11 LOVE IT!

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  25. WOW! I LOVE this!!! Can't wait to see it finished! :)

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  26. Hah! You and I had the EXACT SAME IDEA! My book (which came out in October)has a patchwork project just like this! AND a reference to Maria too! SNAP! http://meetmeatmikes.blogspot.com/2011/09/cute-yesno.html (I just found YOUR version via Pinterest!) We are peas in a pod, you and I! YAY!!

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