Friday, July 28, 2023

Diatom Quilt Top Finishes


They are finished just in time for the link up for the Diatom Linkup Party over at Quilting Jetgirl!  I have been following along with Yvonne since the start of the quilt along.  I managed to keep up with writing about my progress until two months ago and then I did the thing I do, I fell off the face of the blogging world...but I'm back and ready to share.

When I started the quilt along I wanted to make the twin size version of the quilts in blue.  After a trip to the store and not much luck finding blue fabrics, I settled on purple...that's close to blue.

I'll admit, I wasn't in love with my fabric pull, but decided they would work.  Once the quilt along started I realized I bought the wrong fabric amounts...I used the throw size.  So, off to a different store for dun dun fabric.

Now I'm cooking!  I'm ready!  And two quilts it is!  Then I pieced my first block.

I'm sad to say I just wasn't digging my color contrast choices.  A few fabric pulls later, on both color ways, I was back in business and loving what I pulled.

Absolutely no regrets.  I love that pop of peach with the blues and the dramatic contrast the light gray gives the purples. 

For now, these two beauties will join all the other stacks of UFO floating around in the back room.  I keep swearing that I'm going to start quilting and ground myself from piecing.  So hopefully, sooner than later I can share my ideas for quilting these babies.


Gretchen Weaver said...

Both quilts are so beautiful! Please don't exile them to the 'to be quilted' pile! I want to see them in their quilted glory, happy stitching!

Anonymous said...

WOW - you are a creative AND prolific quilter! Love your color choices - your quilts really stand out. Can't wait to see what you do next! Deb E

Julia said...

They both turned out so lovely!! I liked reading about your fabric selection process, and how you kept working on it until you were satisfied :)

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

I'm glad you took the time to tweak the fabric pull for each quilt until you were happy. The peach with the blues looks fantastic! Thank you so much for sewing along. :)

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

I like all the colors you ended up using - these are both so Beautiful!!!

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