What Shade are You with Tara Faughnan
I had the idea in my head for this quilt for quite a few months, so when I was invited to be a part of the What Shade Are You blog tour, I knew immediately what I wanted to make. I usually don’t write down ideas and I don’t keep a sketchbook. If I like an idea it sticks in my head, and I will start to visualize it in that way. This quilt did take some turns as I was in the design stage. Originally I was just going to do a random zig zag quilt, but as I cut and laid out the pieces it was not coming together.
It actually seemed too crazy, and not cohesive. I rearranged the pieces and started to introduce the diamond shapes in a random manner…still too jumbled.
I kept introducing more diamonds into the mix and it came together for me.
For the construction of the quilt, I use a method of freezer paper piecing instead of traditional foundation piecing, which helps create precise points without a ton of effort or precise cutting beforehand.
For the quilting, I chose to hand quilt. I like to have something to do at night, and hand stitching gives me an excuse to watch endless episodes of Supernatural and True Blood without guilt.
I used regular DMC embroidery thread, it’s super affordable and has a ton of colors to choose from-can’t go wrong with that!
So lets start with my shades and how to cut them:
Notting hill 309
Nile green 90
Bora bora 328
Proud as a peacock 289
Golden topaz 285
Martini olive 343
Beach coral 355
Raging ruby 287
My Valentine 295
Putting green 290
Tiffany box 291
Optical white 33
Linen white 32
Thank you RJR for inviting me to participate, and what lovely fabrics. They are truly a joy to work with-a soft hand, vibrant colors and easy to hand quilt. I had a wonderful time with this blog hop! Make sure to follow me on instagram and check out my website!
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