deer valley project

August 25, 2009

keeping blocks in order

keeping blocks in order

This is the start to the wedding gift for my cousin who requested something “maroon”.  I’m using the persimmon colorway of Joel Dewberry’s Deer Valley line and Oh Fransson’s mixtape quilt tutorial.  I am really like how this arrangement really shows off the fabrics.  I am using a neutral (not white!) sashing, and I think it really brings everything together.  I’m excited to finish this top.  Its outside my normal color choices, so it has been a fun challenge trying to get it all to work.  I pinned the blocks up to keep them in order, and also to give me some perspective, it really helps!  My “design wall” is actually just my living room wall, between the couch and my sewing area.  I need a bigger place to live so my sewing stuff can have its own room!

Closeup

Closeup

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3 Responses to “deer valley project”

  1. Rachael Says:

    Very nice! I’m making a HST quilt for a friend who requested “red and tan” and these fabrics were my (admittedly loose) interpretation. What thread colour will you use for the quilting?

    • janmade Says:

      I’m probably going to use thread to match the sashing, so it’s like a taupe-y color. I’m a little nervous about it, but I think it will turn out well.

  2. Jackie Says:

    It’s beautiful as is the quilt in the post below! I find it fun to work with colors outside my normal color palette.


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