Wednesday, April 25, 2012

P!nk Confession :: A Finished Quilt

Okay,  I have a secret to spill about me.  I think I finally like pink! Its so weird because I've never like it before.  Its always been this way, I don't know why.  There have been a few exceptions, like once I owned a mauve a-line skirt, but thats it for at least 10 years now, absolutely nothing else since.  Until I saw this post at Cluck Cluck Sew by Allison.   Maybe its the desire for a baby girl in me, maybe the color is growing on me.  Okay, its probably both!

So two weeks ago I was staring at my fabric stash and all the pink jumped out at me saying "cut me!"  I needed a few more coordinates.  Nothing a trip to Joanne's doesn't fix, right?  There was no waiting this baby wanted to be born.

This was such a fun quilt to make because I really began to fall in love with each fabric.  I especially never thought orange and pink went well together but now I do.  Don't you?

All the fabrics I used are from various line by Denyse Schmidt, who else?  I know, my obsession is getting a little out of control.  But I'm okay with that.  I added the grey print to give the eye a spot to rest on.  I picked that idea up from Rita at Red Pepper Quilts, except she usually uses a black and white print.  I think grey did the trick.

Okay the new love for pink didn't stop with this quilt...I also went and bought a hot pink satin top from F21 with matching nail polish (see above), and a new shade of pink lipstick.  

For the backing I used this calico print I've had for ages also from Joanne's.  I've saved it not know what I'd ever use it for.  It went perfectly. 

P!nk Confession Quilt Stats:
Size: 38" x 41"
Finished blocks are 3.5"square using Hope Valley, Sugar Creek, Aunt Edna and Daisy Mae all by DS Quilts
Binding is Kona Cotton in Charcoal
Backing is unknown

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  1. Ah, now you've touched on one of my addictions. I love pink and orange together. My grandmother (!) had a pink and orange coverlet that I loved and my mother had a 60 s mod kind of box in those colors - I'm thinking that's maybe where it started. This quilt is lovely! And nice toenails, too! :-)

  2. Pretty, pretty quilt! I found your blog when I saw this quilt posted on flickr. Just lovely!

  3. I have often looked at the those burgundy fabrics in the DS ranges and wondered what they would look like together. Marrying them with the orange is perfect. This is a lovely 'not quite pink' quilt. Popped over from Goody Goody Gumdrops who 'Liebster'ed you.

  4. The quilt is wonderful and the back perfect. I love when fabric that has been sitting for decades finally finds its purpose.


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