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Yellow to Green: The Colorist

The Colorist! Pattern by Lizzy House

Part of the Colorist Gather Here Quilt-A-Long

Made February - March 2012

 

This is my first full size quilt! I'm awfully proud of it, though it's a shame I'm not a better photographer (and, I am just using my iPhone as my camera!). It's looks insanely wrinkled, but quilts are *supposed* to be all wrinkly and quilt, right?

 

Notes on the fabrics used:

The circle part of the quilt plays like a greatest hits from my stash. It was fun trying to pick stuff out and move it around to see what would work. My crafting circle friends helped immensely (thanks, ladies!). One regret: while selecting and cutting all those pieces, I should've just cut out two or three of each of the fabrics while I was at it! Next time, I'll know. Since I was using stuff from my stash, I didn't have any Lizzy House fabric for the circle, but in homage to LH I did use Outfoxed Geo Dot in coral as the backing. The white background is white Kona cotton purchased at Gather Here (I am one lucky lady to have GH as my neighborhood craft store!). I made a pieced binding from fabrics featured in the inner circle (note: "inner circle" would a great alternate name for this pattern/quilt!).

 

Notes on the pattern:

I found the pattern easy to understand and follow. I think I was challenged by the construction, though I suspect it might be a little easier with the baby quilt. Lining up the background pieces with the circles was definitely an interesting exercise--I definitely couldn't have done it without the help and patience of my husband. While I'm handing out accolades, I couldn't have finished this quilt without the help of Miss NJStacie (@njstacie). She helped with the quilting of the inner circle and served as my cheerleader--she's awesome. I did diverge from the pattern, too, by not doing all the same quilting. That was mostly just out of laziness!

   

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Taken on April 6, 2012