A Wall Quilt in Turquoise & BrownPosted: July 22, 2014
I didn’t realize how much turquoise fabric I had in my stash until I started this project. A young couple in our church were getting married and I wanted to make them something, but not a full size quilt. I didn’t have time for that! But I’d had my eye on a wall hanging from the book “Skinny Quilts” by Kim Schaefer, and I thought it would be perfect for this young couple. The quilt is called Fiesta.
After looking up their online registry to find out the colors they were planning to use in their new home, I started pulling fabric. The fabric pull came together very quickly…I had more turquoise that I’d known. I was surprised, because I don’t really like turquoise or teal when it comes to what I wear…but apparently fabric is a different thing!
This was the initial fabric pull, but I ended up adding several more prints along the way.
The blocks are simple rectangles with frames, some have just one frame, others have two. I used a different layout than the book, I made my version a little smaller and even did a couple blocks with scrappy, pieced centers.
For the quilting, I did wavy lines up and down the length of the wall hanging…I was trying to give the impression of rain drops running down a window. I don’t know if that’s what someone would think, but I do like how the quilting turned out.
Overall, this was a fun and quick project that I would love to do again in a different set of colors. I’ve got a blank wall in our entry way that needs a wall hanging like this. Maybe in greens and cream/tan…or dark red and browns…or maybe bright colors to enliven the space…