Saturday, December 7, 2019

four coins patchwork

i have started yet another quilt. always and forever, i will do this. no matter how many i have in progress or how old my oldest wip is or what i "should" be working on, i will start new quilts whenever i feel the need to.

this one was inspired by a lovely soft-and-warm palette by quilter megan collins:

i absolutely loved the color combination and even had some of the same fabrics on hand. pale blue is one of my favorite neutrals ever. i was surprised how well it looks with the brown, gold, grey, and pink colors of the prints since there is no blue in any of the prints to tie it in. but it just works!

i like megan's pattern a lot, but didn't want to invest thinking time in a pattern. i wanted something quick, simple and mindless to whip up. i liked how megan's solid pale blue surrounded the prints. i decided to pair a low-volume print and a darker-valued one from my fabric selections, border these with pale blue, then sash everything with white. for a little added variety, i used some pale blue and white prints that mostly read as blue along with the solid blue blocks.

next i had to decide on a block, dimensions, and layout. i chose to make small units comprised of 4 stacked coins. the individual "coins"measure 2.5" x 4.5", cut, with the stacked block measuring 4.5" x 8.5", cut.

the white blocks are the same size as the stacked coin blocks: 4.5" x 8.5", cut.

these two blocks are alternated along the row.

i've got half the top pieced and am really loving the simplicity and softness of the palette and layout.

it's quite easy to make, what with chain piecing and strip piecing the parts.

perhaps when i have it completed, i can put together a basic tutorial for the process.

what i don't have any clue about for this quilt is the name. i'm completely stumped. the colors of the blocks are quite fall-ish, but the light blue and white say winter to me. put together, they straddle the seasons but don't say any one season to me. nothing has clicked yet.

1 comment:

  1. It's a nice soothing palette. Falling into Winter? I love alternating pieced blocks with solid blocks. I didn't know this about myself until recently... How nice that your stash was such you could just dive in and make this when you needed too!! :-)

    I have been itching to start something new!! I'm on a finishing streak. which is good - but not terribly creative, fun, or inspiring.


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