Kermit quilt- pieced!

I think piecing is my favorite part of quilting.

It feels so good to see a project come together, quite literally, in front of your eyes.

Friday night I cut the pieces-

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This was my first time to work with triangles. I was a little worried, but it was quite easy. I just used the template on the tutorial and cut it out of cardboard, then cut my pieces. The only weird thing was trying to use the fabric most efficiently.

Then I sewed. It went together really quickly and really well. I even went pretty slowly for me, because I wanted to be extra careful about matching up everything, since it is going to be such a geometric quilt.

After the first row I got worried, because I was not thrilled with how the colors looked together. But by the time I finished the top, I could see the whole “vision”, and I really liked it.

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I really like it. I love the look of the triangles. One thing about the colors that surprised me is that when I hung it up, I was like, “huh, kind of looks Christmasy”. 🙂 But I think it’ll go really well in a baby’s muppet nursery! A feminine, modern, abstract spin on Kermit the frog. 🙂

Now to baste, quilt, and bind!

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Kermit Quilt – the plans and fabric

Well, after that last post things moved much more quickly than expected and my friends got to bring home their sweet baby, after many, many disappointing years of hoping to have a child! What a gift!

So that meant that I needed to get on the stick about this quilt!

After hearing about the Kermit theme for the nursery, I saw a picture of modern art pieces they’d done. This is TOO CUTE. Image


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That solidified in my mind that I wanted to do a modern quilt with solid colors. After MUCH LABORING AND SKETCHING (I totally over-thought this), I found a pattern I loved.

Modern Ombre Triangles from See Kate Sew.

LURVE.

Again, I’m using gradients of the colors of Kermit rather than these colors, but I love how the triangles echo the triangles of Kermit’s “collar”.  And frankly it looks simple enough for me to do a quick turnaround and get to this precious baby!

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Kermit fabrics

Hopefully I can at least get the top done by tomorrow night, then perhaps finish by the end of the weekend.