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Sarah's Paintbox Quilt


A few months ago I needed to get thinking about a new quilt.  I have a very dear friend who lives in Sweden and she was expecting her first baby... a quilt must be made!  I had been eyeing up some disappearing nine patches on my Pinterest Quilts board and figured it would be a good and quick way to create a paintbox quilt.  It would also be easy to make from my scraps pile (scrap packs have just gone in the shop).  So, I set to one evening, and boy it was quick to sew up.  I had the quilt top done in a matter of hours.  I had intended to make this a cot size, but it ended up more of a lap size... my quilt maths failed me again, but hey, bigger is better than smaller I figure.

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Seeing as the front had so much colour with the scraps, the surrounding fabrics obviously needed to be muted to make the paintbox effect work.  I used Sketch in Smoke and a Natural Linen Blend.  These worked really well as the linen gave some textural interest and the sketch wasn't a flat colour either.  To keep the muted theme I used Scribble Notes in Charcoal for the binding.  The binding is possibly my most favourite bit of the quilt, I think the writing looks fab.

So, the quilt has been hurriedly snapped and sent off to Sweden and hopefully keeping that special pair warm during those night feeds.

Front Fabric: Scraps / Sketch: Smoke / Linen/Cotton Blend: Natural Backing: Klona: Natural. Binding: Scribble Notes: Charcoal

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