Monday, September 12, 2011

A Twofer Across the Sea QAL & 100 Quilts for Kids

It feels like eons ago that I announced that I was going to join the Across the Sea QAL.  Well, I have been coming along with the QAL pretty well! Am I completely caught up?  Nooooooooo...but close, oh so close.  Here is the layout for the top of my quilt, sans scrappy border...

Across the Sea QAL Layout

I am very happy with how fresh and bright it turned out.  But, I am considering Helen's suggestion of switching up the last row a bit to break up the pink and blue there.  Of course, the whole thing has fallen off my design wall (which I had backwards?) so maybe it is going to end up random now!

I loved working with the Soul Blossoms Collection so much that it inspired me to start another quick quilt.  I have been intending to make a donation quilt for 100 Quilts for Kids but wasn't sure if I wanted to use  a project that has been lingering or whether to start something new.  When everyone started buying charm packs for donation I thought of doing that...but honestly I don't need more fabric.  Then it struck me that I had all of this beautiful fabric leftover and what bright vibrant fabric it is!  So I challenged myself to come up with a design limited to this palette.  

This is what I came up with:
Top Layout
Detail of X

Isn't it so cute?!???  Be honest, what do you think?  It is inspired by a photo of Tula Pink's pattern Kiss Kiss that I saw here.  I didn't buy the pattern [sorry Tula Pink] I just sort of winged it.  I intend to fill the gaps with white and once I finish the border on the Across the Sea Quilt I want to add a scrappy border for this one give it a bit of width. It should be close to 42" x 42"all finished.

Are you working on any donation quilts?  If so did you set any challenges for yourself or are you just doing whatever inspires you in the moment?

Linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations!  Hope you all will stop in and visit the linky party...

- rebecca lynne


Archie the wonder dog said...

Two gorgeous quilts! I love that you had your design wall wrong wide out - no danger of that with a design floor ;o)

Toni said...

They both look great! Love the new pattern on the second. Great bright colors for a child!

Kelli said...

Love the bright colors, perfect for kids!! And I love the arrangement, too. You have been busy! :)

Billy Button Design said...

I wing it too with patterns. I have the AB-SB fabric in my cupboard to make a quilt. I must get around to it.

I love your Across the Sea looks great!

Liz said...

Love the charm square pattern! Perfect for a couple of sets that I've been wondering what to do with :)

Sandra Kaye said...

I really like your color choices. Just beautiful, and bright. Hugs -- Sandie

Salley said...

Archie told me I have to nag you with those tumbling blocks. Woof Woof he said.
Nag Nag, say I.
First thought you had some nori sushi sheets out, BUT NO....its a pile of TB's!
Very Smart. Keep at it!

Amorette said...

love your 100 quilts donation quilt, great job winging it! i made one too, just finished, much more simple and fast, because i want to make at least one more! i love your color scheme.

Lucy said...

Totally stunning - love them both! Is it weird they make me think of summer holidays? Bright and cheerful and makes me want to go lie on the beach :)