A Splash of Colour

We’re going to a family wedding in March, it’s in Sydney so it’s quite exciting as we’re combining it with a big holiday. I offered to make the happy couple a quilt as a wedding present, I have to confess to slight ulterior motives here, I travel fairly light anyway and if I take the weight of a quilt with me, I know I can buy a quilt weight of fabrics in Bali, the second part of our holiday!!

Anyway, I have a quilt to make by the end of February, so I thought I’d better start it! I asked the happy couple what colour they would like and as their home is fairly neutral they would like something bright and cheerful in reds and oranges. I was pretty excited with this idea as I keep seeing stunning colourful quilts on the internet, but I know they just wouldn’t fit in with our colours at home. My immediate thought was ‘I feel a Kaffe Fassett quilt coming on’CQD01031

I bought the Big Blooms book by Kaffe which has some wonderfully colourful quilts in, this gave my ideas on how to use his fabrics which are big and bold. I’ve decided to make a Radiant quilt which is a pattern by Cosy Quilts Designs. I bought five red prints, a blue one for contast, and six yellow/orange ones. I already had some cream in to use as the light contrast.DSC_0001

The pattern doesn’t seem to be as complicated as it looks at first glance. I cut everything out yesterday and started sewing the first couple of blocks. The design is made from two different blocks, a red one with the blue contrast and an orange one with a cream contrast. Once all these are made I will put one of each together and stitch either side of the diagonal line, cut them apart so I have two new blocks. Of course I couldn’t resist having a play with the first couple of blocks…DSC_0010

I wasn’t sure about the cream at first, but having seen it in daylight this morning I think it will look fine.

Well she asked for bright and colourful…DSC_0022 (2)

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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15 Responses to A Splash of Colour

  1. katechiconi says:

    How lovely that you’re heading down this way! March will still be warm and sunny if not even pretty hot in Sydney. That’s going to be a gorgeous quilt, perfect fabric choice.

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  2. claire93 says:

    . . . and bright & colourful is what they’ll be getting ^^
    I am a huge fan of KF fabrics and he always says there’s no such thing as too much colour! This is going to be fabulous.

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  3. amcclure2014 says:

    It’s looking good so far – certainly bright and colourful. I’m looking forward to seeing a bigger portion of it. Love your ulterior motive!

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  4. nanacathy2 says:

    Wow, wow, wow! Stunning fabrics.

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    That is looking like a winner to me!

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  6. Definitely bright and colorful – and yummy! I have so many Kaffe books and have yet to make a quilt from one of them, I am inspired 🙂

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  7. Catherine says:

    Enjoy your trip down under! This is a lovely bright quilt in the making – something to definitely brighten their home!

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  8. tialys says:

    This will be beautiful in an otherwise neutral home.
    I am envious of your trip – and shopping opportunities – but not that long flight :/

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  9. Fabrics are lovely. It will be awesome!

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  10. Emma says:

    This looks really nice! The drive to Sydney from Adelaide will be great, it’s such a pretty part of Australia. I hope it cools down slightly for you though, we’ve been so hot in Melbourne the last few weeks!

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  11. Kate says:

    I love that pattern, I just saw it for the first time a few days ago. I can’t wait to see how yours turns out!

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  12. sewchet says:

    I think it’s wonderful to revive a centuries-old tradition and give a quilt as a wedding present – this will look fabulous in their neutral home! I’m doing something similar by crocheting a bedspread for a wedding this Summer.

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