Welcome to day three of the Quilts with an Angle Blog Hop.
Today I thought I would tell you about the class I taught last week in my shop, Quilters' Lane. We were making the Pot of Gold quilt from the Strip Piecing chapter of the book.
My version of this quilt was made using all Tula Pink fabrics. I love the vibrant colours and the way the patterns can be used to create different effects. Look at the green block in the middle of the photo above - the fabric that varies from light to dark creates a really fun effect. I also love the spots, they break up the overall design and give you a little surprise. Varying the colours you pick for each row also gives more interest, here I combined yellows and oranges together.
The students in class all chose different fabrics to make their quilts. Some picked vibrant colours with lots of pattern. We started the class with a lesson in fussy cutting - you can find out how I fussy cut my pieces in the book.
Don't those zigzags look amazing?
Sometimes, mixing strips from adjacent rows can add lots of interest.
Kaffe Fassett fabrics work really nicely in this quilt, and combining large prints with geometrics gives lots of interest.
You can also soften the palette, this one is all in pinks, purples and blues
You could even go completely pastel and make a really sweet and pretty version.
No matter what colours you choose, this quilt is loads of fun to make.
There are three different quilts in the strip piecing chapter, why not give them a go? I would love to see what you come up with!
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Make sure you visit the rest of the stops on my blog hop:
April 19th: Angie Wilson www.gnomeangel.com
April 20th: Juliet van der Heijden www.thetartankiwi.com
April 21st: Kim Moos www.cottoncuts.com/blog
April 22nd: Yvonne Fuchs www.quiltingjetgirl.com
April 23rd: Aurifil www.auribuzz.wordpress.com
April 24th: Jacquie Gering tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com
April 25th: Sheila Christensen www.quiltwithsheila.com
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