Monday, May 13, 2013

Kona Tumbler Quilt top

A while back, the lovely Cindy asked me would I be interested in making up a quilt for her shop and of course, I jumped at the chance! She had quite a few ideas for fabrics I could use, but I immediately knew I wanted the Kona Brights solids charm packs.



When I started quilting first, I only saw solids as background fabrics, and it took me a while before I realised the possibilities with them. Then I took part in a couple of rounds of the For the Love of Solids swap and became really inspired by solids only projects! I love how they put the emphasis back on colour use and design.

So I jumped at the chance to make a baby quilt with these beauties. I wanted to do another tumbler quilt, having had so much fun making my Posy tumbler quilt for baby R earlier in the year. I used a quick and easy pattern from Moda Bake Shop and decided to add a few tumblers in a single coordinating print from The Sweetest Thing just to add some contrast and interest to it. I like you you can really see the print tumblers popping in this picture:

 


A few hours sewing (in my new sewing space...I promise I will have pics this week) and it was done and ready to flap around in the wind this afternoon:



I just need to quilt and bind this baby now and she will be winging her way back to Cindy. The backing will be Kona Peacock (you can see in the top photo) and I just have to decide on a binding colour. Hot Pink? Orange? Yellow? I'm still mulling that one over.

9 comments:

Katy Cameron said...

Very nice :o) I'm loving seeing all the wee quilts popping up for Cindy's shop

Annabella said...

It's a very happy tumbly top!

Lynne said...

Oh, wow, Sarah! That is stunning!

Judith, Belfast said...

I love the little splashes of pattern in there. jxo

patchworkdelights said...

Ah have to say the Tumbler is one of my top fav quilts to make! x

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's gorgeous!

Flying Blind... said...

Really quite stunning x

Deborah said...

This is lovely. I would go with hot pink for the binding - but then that seems to be my usual choice at the moment!

diane said...

the bright happy colors of this quilt will put anyone in a good mood.