Thursday, 13 November 2014

Starting something new

After a week of hand quilting and playing with my denim bits (still ongoing) I felt ready yesterday to start piecing again. This is going to be for my oldest son and I started with this piece of fabric:


He's a city person through and through, so New York felt like a good starting point.  Here's my first run through stash looking for black/grey fabrics. (Sorry for blurry photo!)



The little squares are from an Oakshott charm pack and I think I'm going to use them to sneak some colour in.  Apart from them I'm going monochrome - he decided black and red were his colours when he was about 6 and nothing much has changed since then.  It'll be interesting to see if I can restrain myself and keep to this palette or whether I crack at some point down the line!

Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday.



11 comments:

  1. This is a lovely palette. If it helps you stay in this color palette, I made a black/white/red/brown quilt top which I absolutely love. http://mouseinmypocket.com/2014/06/extra-extra-communique-quilt-top-complete/

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  2. Very cool. I'm loving the red pops already. ;)

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  3. so cool. I like reading about your process too. Design posts are most interesting to me.
    I love the fabrics too!
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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  4. Very cool palette and fabrics!

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  5. Those are some great fabrics! I did a black/white bow tie quilt years ago that eventually went to my niece as a thank you gift. She has managed to incorporate into her ever-changing decor for years because the quilt is neutral. I'm sure he'll love that city fabric...it's really stunning. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  6. Ohhh I love the word fabric. A bit of accent color will be a great touch!

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  7. He'll love that mixture of fabrics. I canjust see it working well for him.

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  8. Kaja - I can tell already that this is going to be another awesome quilt! You have a great eye for combining fabrics! I am determined to make a Kaja Style quilt someday soon!

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  9. Love the focus fabric and the mix to go with it! I am looking forward to seeing what happens next!

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  10. Love that NYC fabric and what you've chosen to go with it. Should be a winner!

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  11. Those are great fabrics, Kaja! I can't wait to see you work your magic on them. Those pops of red are just right!

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