30 January, 2014

Checkerboard Chillin'

Remember when I was setting my goals for the year? Well one of them was to finish all the quilt tops in my closet. That's a lot easier when you actually remember all the tops you have. Seems I forgot this one. Oops.

Measuring at 60'' by 60'' it isn't a huge top and I can manage to quilt this at home. I even have batting cut for it already.

This is my version of the Checkerboard quilt from Sunday Morning Quilts. When I went to make it at some point after the book came out I decided to control the colour scheme. So I raided all my turquoise, purple, grey, and white scraps. From these I cut all my 2 1/2'' squares. There may have been some stash raiding to finish up the quilt. Shh. It is smaller than that original, however. Partly because of the fabric limitations and partly because this has to join me on the road and the big quilts take up a lot more room.

Seeing as I have another trunk show in a few weeks I might be motivated to finish this up and reveal it then.

One of the things I love the most about this quilt is the way it comes together. Amanda Jean wrote the pattern so you are making it one row at a time. And you press to one side as you go. Then you just flip over every second row. Your seams nest and it comes together as a top in no time. It still works as a leaders and enders project.

Make sure to check out the book for detailed instructions, including the cutting requirements for a larger, twin sized quilt.


Tina said...

Mmh, I love this color pallette. I have quite a few purple fat quarters that I didn't know what to combine it with instead of pink or just grey. But with this blue, it get's really wintry. I might have to copy it. Thank you for the inspiration.

Diane said...

I am making that one now! I am almost done making my rows (half-rows, actually, as I am following Amanda Jean's randomizing technique). I can't wait to see it all sewn together. I love your color scheme! It reminds me of the beautiful blue outside on a cold snowy evening right around sunset.

Victoria said...

Been a long time since I've done one of these. Always a favorite though, as they look so comforting. Yours is lovely!

Leanne said...

It's so calm, it will look great when it is all finished.

Sewing In CT said...

the colors are lovely. quite inspiring.

Suzanne said...

Nothing like an upcoming trip to get me motivated. It's funny because it doesn't matter if I'm the one traveling or receiving guests, I always feel the urge to get creative. I love the control of colors and I'm eager to see how you quilt it.