Arithmetic & Modern Maples quilts

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

fabric for Arithmetic Quilt

During my quilting hiatus, I was on a fabric buying hiatus by default. Once I discovered the new semi-local quit shop, Pink CastleFabrics, I have been bingeing on all of this great new fabric that’s available. I love looking at beautiful patterns and colors, so naturally fabric (and stationery and wrapping paper) are all fun for me to use.

I love scrappy charm square quilts, so the Arithmeticpattern was calling my name. As I was folding some of my new purchases, I came up with this bundle of teal, citron, navy and gray. This is pretty much my all-time favorite color combo (and the colors in my living room), and I was so excited to put this one together.

My little assistant

Apparently Nuku Nuku was super excited too! I’ve been holding out on a design wall because it just doesn’t look pretty when it’s not in use, so for now I’ll have to take my chances with our bedroom floor space.

Arithmetic Quilt

Arithmetic Quilt binding

I love this gray comma fabric that I used for the binding. I miraculously had 4 yards of this backing fabric in my pre-hiatus stash. I must have purchased it for the back of a different quilt, but now I can’t remember what was earmarked.

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Modern Maples Quilt

While I was away, I also seemed to miss out on the HeyPorkchop blog (and subsequently thought about learning how to cross stitch to make these adorable patterns). I immediately fell in love with her Modern Maples quilt pattern (also love this Maple O’s quilt).  I pulled lots of fall colored fabric and rushed to finish this before winter.

Modern Maples Quilt 
I made it while we still had leaves on the ground….but not before our first snowfall this year (yikes!).

Modern Maples Quilt Binding

For the binding on this, I used fabric from my favorite new line, Sunprints by Alison Glass. I can't get enough of her colors and fun designs.

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