Thursday, August 11, 2016

TGIFF - Modern Neutrals Layers of Charm

Welcome all you quilty people to TGIFF!

First off, I want to share what I have been working on.  In July, I spent quite a bit of time concentrating on cleaning up my sewing room and fabric stash .  Too many items no longer fit into my fabric closet so I was faced with some "What should I do with this?" moments.




One of the items was this Modern Neutrals layercake and backing that has been kicking around for quite some time.  I have been holding on to these thinking I would come across the perfect pattern.    I quickly realized that using the Layers of Charm pattern by the Fat Quarter Shop would work beautifully for this collection.



 At first, I was going to use a gray solid from my stash....



 But then I found this wonderful pumpkin orange and I had just enough for what I needed!
I am so glad I went with it rather than the gray.




I love that this pattern keeps the pieces large so you can really enjoy the prints.  This is the second quilt I have made with this pattern.  The first quilt I used the Mimosa collection by Windham Fabrics.




I kept the quilting simple.  Swirls in the background and spent a wee bit more time putting something special in the solid bits.



I don't often have backings that match the fabric collection in the top.  
I really planned ahead for this one!



 

So now it is time to share your Friday finish.  This TGIFF hostess and the TGIFF coordinator both had busy weeks and well, what can I say.  We just didn't get a chance to touch base.  The good news is there are two places to link up your finish this week!

Once you link your finish up here, hop over to the TGIFF site and link up there as well.  And remember to visit some of the quilters that link up their finishes.  
It is a great way to be inspired and maybe make a new friend!  :)




Linking Up:




19 comments:

gayle said...

Orange for the Win!
(I'm glad you picked orange, too! It's perfect!)

em's scrapbag said...

Great finish! Love the pop of orange!

JanineMarie said...

Oh, the orange is just perfect! It's lively, but doesn't overwhelm the other colors and patterns.

Vera said...

I'm a fan of matchning backing :) Thanks for hosting.

Marly said...

Those orange blocks really lift the design. Great finish.

Karen said...

Perfect pattern for these fabrics. I love the orange for the pop in the quilt. It is a simple pattern that has a winning effect.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love working with brand new fabric bundles.

Jayne said...

You always come up with the best projects! This turned out great, especially with the added orange. I'm totally in love with the backing!!

Celtic Thistle said...

That quilting looks anything but simple to me! The orange was the perfect choice too :)

Susan said...

This is really pretty! Love the fabrics choices, and the quilting - well done!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

This looks lovely with the pops of orange and matching backing and your quilting is beautiful :)

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

This is an awesome pattern. The colours are amazing.

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

This pattern really shows off those prints well! And I agree, the pumpkin is a great choice for those solid bits. Nice and bright, the grey would have been washed out. Lovely finish, love the backing! :)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I really like that pattern! I went back and looked at the first one you made and remembered I liked it back then, too. I have a layer cake of Hello Darling waiting for the right pattern - maybe I just found it! It's especially fun that you can make the additional HSTs with what you cut off - such a great idea!

Wendy said...

I like the pattern of your quilt, as well as the colors. The orange grabbed me right away -- a favorite color of mine!

Barb N said...

Such an easy pattern to put together and it packs a punch with the orange - score!!!

Sarah Craig said...

Such a beautiful quilt, and you're right, the deep orange was a much better choice - it really gives it some zing! Whoop whoop!

Janell Atkinson said...

Love your quilts. I could possible figure out the ratios, but would prefer to use the pattern. Could you please give a link to the Layers of Charm pattern? I have been trying without success to find it on the Fat Quarter Shop website. Thanks.

Janell Atkinson said...

So sorry. I just found your link. 😁

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