Friday, October 31, 2014

THE BIG EASY

A couple of weeks ago, Pinterest sent me an e-mail of pins they thought I might like. Turns out, Pinterest was right

I was so taken by a black/grey and turquoise quilt, that I immediately went digging through my stash for fabrics to make one similar.



I've had a hankering to do some easy piecing-just sewing squares together and this certainly satisfied that urge.  Besides that, all these fabrics except one were in my stash.  Who knew?


 For the quilting I did triple lines in large zig zag style.


 I purchased the back which is a brushed cotton. Soooo soft.  The same fabric is on the top in a cotton. The binding is a black and white dot that I've had forEVER.

At this point I have no idea what I am going to do with this quilt. For now, I think it will live on my chair which is over 100 years old.  The modern and the very old seem to work quite nicely together


quilt stats:
block size 8"
40 x 56
inspiration-Pinterest
machine pieced and quilted by me

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37 comments:

Donna quilts said...

What a great colour combination!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow! Love this quilt!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Carla! Looks beautiful and the old precious chair is perfect match! I also miss to make easy pattern - not to think much - just enjoy the process. That photo from the barn makes fantastic header! x Teje

Michele T said...

I love it!! Maybe that is what I need to do too... make something simple, quick and gorgeous!! Thanks for inspiring me!

Judith Kelso said...


What a wonderful quilt. I think I'll make one myself, thanks for the great inspiration.

Lynne said...

Good ol' Pinterest. What a great color combo, and you shopped in your stash too! I love the chair shot.
Now you just inspired us :)

Teresa in Music City said...

I love Pinterest - and that lovely quilt in your chair is a perfect example of why :*) Love those colors together and the simplicity of the design - especially your quilting design - it's perfect!

quiltmania said...

Simply Stunning!

felicity said...

Fabulous colour combo! It's wonderful that you just decided to "stop, drop and quilt" -- with beautiful results.

Karyn said...

I really like the quilting. V effective.

Fran said...

It looks great on the chair!

Helen Philipps said...

A lovely, stylish and modern quilt! And it does look lovely on your old chair....the colours look great together.
Happy weekend.
Helen xox

Patchwork and Play said...

Sometimes the simplest ideas turn out the prettiest! What a lovely quilt Carla! The autumn trees in the first photo are gorgeous too!

Caryl W said...

It looks perfect on that chair. AND the fabric combination is so great! The best quilts to me are the ones that are sooooo fun to make!

Melody said...

A fabulous quilt and I agree, it looks fabulous with your chair.

Kim said...

The modern and old always live happily together; tis very eclectic. I can see many hours of you rocking in that gorgeous rocker atop your pretty quilt, Carla. Who would've thought that you would have most of those lovely fabrics in your stash! I concur, so often Pinterest gets it completely right!

Lorna McMahon said...

Oh, yay! This is yummy! Love that last pic and could not agree more. That sweet quilt looks right at home in the old rocker.

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE those colors. It looks gorgeous and sounds so soft and comfy.

Katherine said...

A beautiful combination, Carla. Funny, I've had a hankering to do a simple patchwork quilt and your pretty version is convincing me that I MUST SEW ONE TOO. ;o)

Shauna said...

Great colour combo. I think old and new go quite well together.

Kate said...

Beautiful, love the colours.

A Quilter's Mission said...

This is an absolutely beautiful quilt! Simply is sometimes the best way to go. Fantastic colors.

Catherine said...

the chair and the quilt were made for each other. absolutely love the quilt

Carla said...

Love the color combo. Sometimes it's just all about the fabrics! Your first photo is so awesome, btw! I was going to ask what size the squares were and then I did the math and figured it out myself...LOL.

Christine said...

I love that quilt!!! (That’s my kind of piecing right there!) And you found the perfect place for it to live… it works perfectly on that chair.

Marie said...

Carla, this is a striking quilt and love your idea of triple quilting lines. Good Job.

Hollie @ Just a Mom who Sews said...

Hopping over from NTT. Love the quilt! I have black and turquoise fabrics just calling my name from my stash too. Pintrest is great, but my list of quilts to quilt grows every time I go on there.

Linda said...

Love it! Awesome colour combo.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I did to do one of those Big easy. It looks so great!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love the colour comnination and the quilting!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I should probably pay more attention to those Pinterest emails! This is beautiful. And I love it draped over that rocking chair.

Rene' said...

Great to have a fast finish! This one is so pretty with these color combinations. I love patchwork square quilts. I've been meaning to make one with my Liberty of London stash.

Jennie said...

Maybe I should bother with those Pinterest e-mails! Feels like a blind date to me: Oh, I know the perfect guy for YOU!

Still, this quilt is so pretty. Love a big easy quilt!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

That's a fab combination - I'm recycling it back onto MY pinterest - I'll laugh if you get it again!!!!

OPQuilt said...

I know just what you mean about hankering for some large-block/simple-block sewing. After fussing around with two circle blocks this month, I'm dying to just cut some stuff and sew!

This quilt is really charming and in such an interesting color combination--I love the photo outside, but that softer one on the rocking chair is also lovely. Great job!

Elizabeth

dutchcomfort said...

With gorgeous fabrics like yours you don’t need a difficult pattern! Love it!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Simple, effective and uses up your stash of lovely colours = perfect!