As promised, here are are pictures of the rest of the quilts from the Big Blocks - Big Style book.
This quilt is called Lopapeysa - the quilt! It is featured on the cover of the book. You might wonder about the weird name.....it means wool sweater in Icelandic. This might explain:
My inspiration came directly from the traditional Icelandic wool sweater. The patterned yoke is distinct and easily recognized. Every person in Iceland has a Lopapeysa. If you are not a knitter (which I am not) you can have the quilt version, like me!!
The Icelandic Lopapeysa is usually made with the natural colors of the Icelandic sheep and I wanted to stick with that for my quilt. I used the Tokyo basics from Red Rooster fabrics, black, grey and white. It also makes the quilt look very modern, even if it comes from such a traditional inspiration. That is my favorite thing to do....taking a new spin on the traditional and making it look modern!
Starburst is done using the 60 degree triangle ruler. If you saw the Easy Hex quilts in my previous post, you might notice that this quilt uses the same basic block, just put together a little bit differently. I used the blues, greys and yellows from my Reflections fabric line for this quilt.
Kite Runner is a simple quilt to make with the 60 degree triangle ruler and some fat quarters. It might look complicated but it is easy! Large triangle blocks consisting of small triangles make it very modern. I love the bold and unique look of Tula Pinks fabrics in this quilt, they were a perfect fit.
Daisy Dreams is also made from my Reflections fabrics, only using the red and yellow tones. The bed runner is pictured but there are 3 other sizes offered for this block. Fat Quarter friendly:)
Teen Spirit is my "Manly" quilt. Probably got that nickname because it is made with Parson Gray's Curious Nature fabrics, which is designed by a man. I used the blue, grey and brown fat quarters out of the line and came up with this very simple quilt.
There are no flowers on those fabrics and the block is very masculin so that is the only reason for me calling it my manly quilt. I could make this look very feminine with another fabric choice of course.
Just check out this kids version I made using the crib size and some adorable Adornit fabrics.
I just love this quilt because of it's simplicity....yes you can whip it up in a day!! Just grab a stack of fat quarters and go. This is going to be my go to quilt to make when I need a quick gift. As a matter of fact, I have some fat quarters already cut up and ready to go next to my sewing machine!
Now for the giveaway!!
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Tell me what you think about the quilts in the book, what you love, which one you would make first or if you have a person in mind that would love to have any of the quilts in the book.
I will randomly draw 1 winner per 50 comments on Friday and send them a free book:) So you have 1:50 chances to win! Spread the word to increase your chances. (One comment per person please)
Hope you all have a great week.