Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Pretty Checkerboard








There is beauty in simplicity and a satisfying joy in making. Inspired by Rita Hodge's (Red Pepper Quilts) gorgeous checkerboard quilts and the clarity of her free tutorial, I dug deep into my stash to pleasantly discover enough variety to proceed. A classic, uncluttered design like this allows the fabrics to be the star of the quilt, making it a little easier to cut into so many of my favourites. I will share more details in due coarse.  :)

Update - you can see the finished quilt here.



Sharing at WIP Wednesday.

25 comments:

Giga said...

Much will work with sewing such small pieces of material. But the effect will be great. Regards.

✿ chica said...

Lindo e bem escolhidos pedacinhos juntos!Adorei! bjs, chica

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a great idea for a quilt. Yours looks like spring.

Enjoy your week ~ FlowerLady

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful colour palate. Can't wait to see the final reveal.

the momma said...

This is lovely, Karen! So 'springy' :-)

Cloudia said...

What wonderful art

Barb said...

You have the best eye for color combinations and pattern placement. Your quilt is gorgeous!

Sarah Fredette said...

Very Lovely!!! I have a few of those fabrics and never would have thought to put them together..Hmmm, now you've got me scheming! :D

Fun60 said...

It has a very fresh Spring feel to it. Delightful.

SarahZ said...

I simply must echo the Spring sentiment...it is as "springy" a quilt as any I've seen, I think!!! Light and airy, it is a most wonderful collection of sweetnesses! :)

CountryMum said...

How lovely!!

Stacey said...

Ooh lovely quilt and your photography is so great!

Patchwork and Play said...

Beautiful Karen! Love the pink and green palette with a touch of aqua! Sometimes the simplest designs are the best!

Erin said...

So bright and pretty :-)

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh, these colors make me long for spring!
Just gorgeous, Karen.

Marijke said...

Such happy colours! I just received my new sewing machine and I’m digging my fabrics out of storage!
My fingers are itching.. :)

dq said...

Yep! Those beautiful pieces would lead me to contentment too.

Susan said...

So pretty. I totally agree about simplicity. My plus quilt (inspired by you) is one of my favourites.

amanda | wildly simple said...

I fully agree, Karen - beauty in simplicity and satisfying joy in making. This is such a delightfully cheerful quilt top!

Cathy said...

This is a good tutorial, thank you for the link. I hope to be able to piece and quilt in the future. I made Rose a rag quilt which was the start of precision cutting and sewing.
I always love seeing your quilts.

Anita Johnson said...

Ok, I'm not very succinct with my comments, which might explain a lot about my quilting, but everything looks so pretty, fresh and organized. I need to seriously take note of that!

Liz said...

What a lovely quilt!

Lisa said...

Thank you for the link to the tutorial, Karen! I bookmarked it. Hopefully one day in the future I will carve out time to learn quilting. I absolutely love the fabrics you've used here. It's so pretty! Such treasures that you create! <3

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Thank you Lisa. Rita (Red Pepper Quilts) has become well known internationally for her quilts. I love her style and she has a number of detailed tutorials on her site. If you begin with a baby quilt the task is more achievable and very rewarding. :)

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

This is lovely . . . such a pretty color palette. I'm almost done with my checkerboard of green leafy prints and white.

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