Wild Thing

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I've got a few new things to show you.  While the hubby was away at Scout Camp last week, I stayed busy trying to finishing up some WIP's (works in progress.)  So for the next few days I'll be showing some of those projects. 

The first project I want to share with you is one you may have seen before when it was in the cutting/sewing phase.  It's done now and I presented it to it's recipients yesterday. 

My Wild Thing quilt, all finished:

I love this quilt.  Probably because the pattern is by one of my favorite designers (Camille Roskelly) and the fabrics are also by one of my other most favorite designers (Joanna Figueroa).

This quilt went to my husband's brother (Kurt) and his wife (Melanie).  They're always so sweet to ask me about quilting and seem to have an "appreciation" for quilts in general so I was happy to give it to them.  I started getting a little worried when Melanie told me beforehand that she thinks she's a "modern girl" so I decided to let them pick which quilt they wanted (I've never done that before).  I let them pick between this one and my "Shortnin' Bread" quilt I finished a few months ago.  Shortnin' Bread is definitely more modern, but I was so happy when they picked this one that I had in mind for them!

It is such a subtle print, but I thought this binding fabric would be better on the bias:


The backing is also a Fig Tree fabric (20117 18 in Clotted Cream).

The only fabric that is not a Fig Tree fabric is the background fabric in the quilt center.  It is just a great neutral that I picked up at Just Sew about a year ago.  I got several yards of it at the time and I've used it in a few projects, like this, this and this

Where did I hear this...(I think it may have been from Joanna Figueroa herself) that a good rule of thumb when picking out fabrics for a quilt is to use 80% of fabrics from one line and 20% of the fabrics should be from another line - just to mix things up a bit.  Of course that's just a suggestion.  You know I love scrappy quilts, but if you feel scared about picking out your own fabrics and want to stick to one specific line; try throwing in a few "zingers".  It will make the quilt unique and interesting.