Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Massive Orange and Blue Quilt

So forever ago I decided it would be a brilliant idea to make myself an orange and blue quilt. Of all colorways this one is my most favorite (for sure). I set aside a few of my favorite fabrics (mainly fishy Heather Ross fabrics) and began working on my little unaware labor of love. After completing a few blocks I thought "Hey, I should have each outer block a different fabric!" dumb idea. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find 100 different blue and orange fabrics that work well together??? Okay, you don't care... but it all worked out okay because I now have this luscious quilt.

As said each outer block is a different fabric and the size is king I think. It's Huuuuuggggeeee!

I used a wool batting for the first time, and if it wasn't so expensive I would use it in all my quilts, because it feels amazing!

I decided to go all out on the backing and bought a ton of princess and the pea fabric from Heather Ross' Far Far Away collection. So this sucker is double gauze and feels amazing!

So all in all I LOVE this quilt and have been sleeping under it every night for a couple of months now, well worth the time pain and money put into it.

And just to make a long post longer (if your anything like me you won't be reading anymore and instead just skimming the pictures) I have a little moral for everyone. I got mad today and stated "I need to take a drive" next thing I knew I was two hours away at the Heidelberg craft shop purchasing this awesome fabric.

I'm a huge Tula Pink fan and apparently felt the need for a little bit of retail therapy. So the moral is never say "I need to take a drive" because you never know what will happen.