I've been fussing with some quilt designs for a project I'm working on, and frustration set in. I decided to organize a closet to clear my mind (spring cleaning time, you know) and I found this piece I picked up at a thrift store awhile ago. It was a window valance made from a sheet. I took it apart and started cutting. The roses are so large they begged to be large squares. I added a little kona snow, some blue and one square of gray and I had a quilt. It's about 50 x 70, perfect to snuggle under or to spread on the grass for an impromptu picnic.
Sometimes I tend to overcomplicate things and I forget simple can be beautiful, sophisticated, and satisfying.
it is gorgeous. so soft and soothing.
I really like it!
You're so right. That's absolutely beautiful. I love the silver grey.
Simple but stunning!
Simply (is often) the best!
I like simple, too. Larger blocks show off the beautiful fabrics, too.
I didn't think I'd like the grey square....but I rather do, it's the little shadow of a cloud passing over the flowerbed. too cute!
so, will/can you keep the quilting very simple?
I couldn't agree more - sometimes letting the fabrics speak for themselves is the perfect way of creating something stunning.
Love the grey square - so pretty!
You are so right, simple is good in every aspect of live!
Simply Beautiful! I do want to make a quilt using sheets or a sheet but have not been lucky enough to find such a pretty one.
That gray square is just begging for some simple embroidery to me.
It's lovely, and probably a good way to "clear the decks" for your next complex project!
Very pretty! Yes, simple and satisfying!
Sometimes simple really is best, isn't it? It's lovely.
Sometimes I just need to be reminded.
"...simple can be beautiful, sophisticated, and satisfying." -- That is soooooooo true!
What a lovely quilt! Enjoy!
It's just perfect. Quilting reduced to it's basic form...the contrasting solids just enough unpredictableness.
Another beautiful quilt!!! This is stunning in its simplicity. Love the different solids you chose. Gives it a little extra something.
Such a perfect quilt for a picnic. And I agree that it's stunning in its simplicity :)
Oh, jacquie. You have such a gift.
Lovely with the blue roses.
I found that same exact sheet at a thrift store last month too! I plan on making a dress for my daughter out of it :)
You are right, sometime less is more, I love the touch og grey.
That really is lovely, Jacquie. I love blue, and it's really quite fresh against the white and the unexpected bit of gray. Simple really can be wonderful. :)
What a beautiful quilt, and none the worse for being a simple design and limited fabric choice. Really pretty and fresh looking.
You're so right. Sometimes it's just so great to go simple. I love and have completely stolen your hangers idea by the way. It's genius!
so true. love the simplicity and soft colors of this.
You´re definitely right. Less is more, most of the times. We tend to forget it.
Looks great. Keep it this way!
this is so pretty! It's the perfect picnic quilt
Yes, it's beautiful. And I love the lone gray block! One of my favorite quilts I did was just squares (for my niece's graduation gift).
I agree, sometimes simple is the way to go! That floral is really sweet.
this is so pretty, Jacquie. I love the simple.
i love the way your brain works. the hint of blue and one grey square- genius. i can't wait to see this all quilted up :]
so pretty Jacquie. and satisfying to start and finish the top so quickly I bet.
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