Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Color Combos

I love different color combos and they definitely change over time but my current fav as you can see from the blog, is aqua and red. I'm a fan of Camille Roskelley and her blog, "Simplify". I bought her first book, "Simplify: Quilts for the Modern Home", and have purchased several of her quilt patterns. I have yet to MAKE any of them but they are in my quilt project binder for 'someday'. Back in September, she was offering a discount on her patterns as well as a free mini charm pack of her new fabric line, "Bliss" so I quickly placed my pattern order. I wanted to make a small wall-hanging out of the fabric and use it as inspiration to re-decorate my guest bathroom, which is currently navy/white/red to an aqua/white/red combo instead.

This is how it turned out:

I 'branched out' a little (for me) on the machine quilting with this one - in the past, any machine quilting I've done was 'stitch in the ditch' where you simply sew straight lines in the seams...I still did straight lines with this one, but I did some diagonal and some narrow straight lines (just don't look too closely at them as they are certainly far from perfect).

I'm pleased with how this turned out, even though it wasn't QUITE how I'd originally planned...but that's the fun of improvising ~ and now I can't decide if I want to continue with plans to re-decorate my bathroom (I just saw THIS cute shower curtain and think the Ocean color would be perfect with the red accents I currently have in the bathroom) and leave the wall-hanging in CO, or if I want to bring it with me to Alaska...hmm, decisions, decisions... :)

P.S. - Comcast gets an 'A' for their service this morning! On time, quick and fixed the problem.


MaryMary said...

It turned out beautifully!!! Love it! Aqua and red are delightful!

word verification: grababilly

Melody said...

Thanks :)

so, did you grab a billy? :) maybe when you were in Rattlesnake Canyon??

Ashley said...

It looks great, Mel! I say take it with you so you can admire it in AL :)