Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Think Pink!

Ideas are funny things. They come to you at the weirdest times.  Yesterday, just before I got ready to leave for work, I had an idea about the pink quilt I want to make for my July table cover.  (Remember I want all the quilts to be different.)

So I texted my pal Julie

For those of you who don't know what I am talking about, I am planning on making a quilt like this one, in pink:

Then last night I went shopping for the big prints for the big diamonds.

I  bought some of this, and a couple of others. I'm teaching a Birds class at Quilted Threads this coming Saturday (there is still space left in the class if you want to join us) and I will do more pink shopping then.

Somebody wrote to me once and asked if I was going to write a tutorial for this class. I'm not sure that's possible, because I design these diamond quilts one piece of fabric at a time. Anyway, first you need some big prints to fill out the big diamonds. As you can see from the picture of the quilt above, you don't need to slavishly use only one color. That quilt, which I think of in my head as a yellow quilt, has big diamonds that are blue and pink.

I am thinking pink and having fun! Can't wait to make this one.


Pat said...

I love that jubileee quilt and the new fabric is gorgeous.

Quiltdivajulie said...

"Pink" is merely a jumping off point -- your diamonds quilt will be fabulous. There is NO doubt in my mind.