Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sister's Paint Box Quilt

Sister's Paint Box Quilt

A year ago I bought two jelly rolls at a quilt show, one was Metropolitan Fair by Barbara Brackman and the other was Paint Box by Edyta Sitar for Laundry Basket Quilts.  When I got them home and unrolled them (no, I cannot leave them all nicely packaged, I must inspect) I noticed how nicely they matched!

Metropolitan Fair by Barbara Brackman and Paint Box by Laundry Basket Quilts.

So they sat, and I waited until a jelly roll quilt pattern fell into my brain. And I thought Sister's Choice might be a good choice, as it has that traditional feel that the fabrics did to me. But the patterns I looked at would require some messing around with cutting. But then I found Miss Bonnie Hunter's pattern. All 2.5 inch squares and rectangles. Perfect!!

Sister's Paint Box Quilt

 My star points are all pretty scrappy, and I wanted to use the low volume prints, which there were plenty of, for the background instead of a solid (which is also what Bonnie did). It worked perfectly and I had enough stripe-y jelly roll strips left from Metropolitan Fair to make the binding!

Sister's Paint Box Quilt


Some yardage of a matching dusty blue Robyn Pandolph print in my stash became the backing.   Now I have a quilt that actually matches my house too. Most of the brighter, more modern quilts I've made don't actually co-ordinate with my living room which is more traditional colours. (Not that it stops me from strewing bright quilts all over it!)

Sister's Paint Box Quilt

Final Stats
Dimensions: 46" by 65" 
Fabric: Metropolitan Fair and Paint Box (both by Moda) 
Thread: Aurifil in the most typical (and boring? haha) Sand colour (2325) for both piecing and quilting 
Backing: Bed of Roses by Robyn Pandolph for Moda 
Batting: a recycled flannel sheet 
Completed March 2014

Sister's Paint Box Quilt

8 comments:

  1. Oooh that is absolutely gorgeous, I just love it!! The blue in it really pops and I really love the low volume background!!

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  2. Beautiful quilt! Love the colors, the fabrics! And I use 2325 too, a lot!

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  3. Lovely!
    I too find that the modern colours and fabrics, as much as I love them, clash with most things in my house. My furnishings are colourful, but not THAT colourful.

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  4. A lovely quilt! Well done! I love the binding.

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  5. Wow - this is gorgeous - love the binding - perfect!!

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  6. What a lovely quilt! The fabrics are fabulous!!

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  7. Such a beautiful quilt! I love the fabrics and the pattern.

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  8. Beautiful choice of fabrics and design. It has a timeless appeal. I love the hand quilting you are working on your Swoon quilt too, making it extra special.

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