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.


  1. Great finishes! I have to use a design floor, too - cats never seem as happy as they do when they are smack dab in the middle of your project...

  2. oh these are both gorgeous!!
    but that first one takes my breath away! love the color combos!
    yay!! i'm glad you're back!

  3. lovity-LOVE your arithmetic quilt. Those have recently revealed themselves to be my favorite colors too (possibly inspired by my new glasses?) though I lean towards warmer browns and oranges instead of gray. But.... maybe I'll create an outfit inspired by your quilt. That's about the extent of project commitment I seem to have these days. :)

  4. Love them both and the way the binding adds such an individual touch!

  5. Both quilts are in my top favourite pattern lists these days, I've made a few "arithmetic" quilts, but have yet to do the Modern Maples. I really like the colours you chose for the arithmetic quilt. It is so beautiful and your quilting looks fabulous!

  6. your "pre-hiatus"???
    i wondered where you got to. i'd been watching your blog and there was a lot of quiet time (much like mine too)
    so-o-o-o-o glad to see you back, and to see your creations again!!!!


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