In the pink

I am a rather free form quilter and knitter. I have learned to make a swatch and get as close as I can to pattern gauge when knitting a sweater. And generally, I don’t really worry if my seam allowance is not spot on for my quilt blocks. But I know that gauge is to knitting as a quarter inch seam allowance is to quilting. Sometimes you can fudge a bit but not if you want to hold on to the points of your triangles.

On Monday morning, I read the guidelines for the first border for the Stay@Home round robin quilts. It felt pretty straight forward so I headed to the sewing table to start cutting. But first I re-measured my center block and found that I was a slight, maybe 1/16” off. Ugh. That was going to make this next border a bit tricky. So I pulled out my seam ripper and did some restitching to end up with the 9” block I had set out to make. I still needed to do a bit of math but it was much easier. I am really loving the fabric collection by Carrie Bloomston.

A close up of the fabrics so far

As I was tidying up my sewing space, I came across a few more quilts that feature pink.

These pinks are not as vibrant but I was inspired by the pink flowers in the border fabric. This is a small, wall quilt, 12” by 20”
A section of a braid quilt pattern with pink and brown. This is a lap quilt that I made about 15 years ago.
And this one from 2014.

And finally, this happened in 2016!

Isn’t it funny the way you slide in and out of colors and memories?

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

16 thoughts on “In the pink

  1. The quilt is going to be GREAT, Juliann! I love the colors/fabrics in that collection. Pink tends to make its way in and out of my life. It’s such a happy color. XO

  2. Ooooo love your challenge piece… cool fabrics! I especially like the Black and white inserts and the tiny triangle print. And those pink shoes… I WAAaaaaant some

  3. You definitely do like pink! Nice work on the block. I just pre-washed my fabrics and am glad I did because one bled a fair bit. Now to get going and do some cutting and sewing before next week!

  4. Hello! Wonderful center block and addition of piano keys. I love the sheep in the very center! The fabrics you chose are divine as are the colors. You did a great job keeping your points. Kudos to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Juliann! I love the prints you’re using – how fun! And I also love the peeks at the previously made pink quilts. And your shoes!! Thanks for sharing all of this 🙂

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