Thursday, January 25, 2018

A Big Bed Quilt

A new quilt for our bed has been on the to-do list for ages - like all of last year and beyond. I was really hoping this would finally be the year it would happen, so when I saw Rachel/Stitched in Color post she was hosting The Big Bed Quilt-Along, I more or less committed. I've had a neutral palette in mind, collecting quite a bundle of fabric over the last several months.


Just recently I settled on a pattern, Sidewalk Chalk by Meghan/Then Came June. Originally I was thinking of a truly improv design, but when I saw Meghan's quilt with a hint of improv but using an actual pattern, I thought it would be a good compromise. Like I really want this quilt to be a finish rather than a long drawn-out exploration. That can be for another time.


And I've gotta say, I have loved every colorful version of Sidewalk Chalk that I've seen. So I hope I'm not doing it an injustice by going neutral. But it's worth a try, right?

If you're inclined at all to join us, check out Rachel's original QAL post, as well as the latest with some great quilt ideas!

#BigBedQAL

8 comments:

  1. This quilt along is SO tempting! Your low-volume version of this pattern will be awesome, I'm sure 🖤

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  2. I have a few bed quilts planned for this year myself. I don’t think the neutrals will do the pattern injustice at all. I look forward to seeing it come together for you!

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  3. You have great color ideas, so I'm looking forward to seeing how you do this design in neutrals.

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  4. Saw that on Rachel's post and love the idea of an improv look without actually doing improv. I'm not planning a bed quilt and have more things planned for this year than I'll probably get to, but am keeping this pattern in mind for another time. Look forward to seeing what you do with it in the neutrals.

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  5. I, too will be looking forward to seeing your neutrals in this pattern. I think it will be fabulous!

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  6. I am looking forward to stalking you through the QAL - I love the LV idea and the pattern is great. I would love to join but first my current WIP list, then the QAL will already be finished... Have fun!

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  7. Great plan Debbie - improve + pattern sounds like a great mix! I had thought about jumping onboard with the wedding quilt I'm starting, but it's not big enough at 72" square.

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  8. I love both pattern and fabric choice. I'm looking forward to seeing the combination !

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