Wednesday, February 03, 2016

WIP Wednesday: Kitchen Window Quilt Top

This top came together fast!  I've had these Ann Kelle princess fabrics for a while and I wasn't sure how to showcase them.  I was very close to making a "giant star" quilt but grabbed some of my quilting books to look for other ideas before I started to cut.  I soon came upon the "Kitchen Window" pattern from Elizabeth Hartman's The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quilt Maker.  

This pattern was so easy and so effectively showcases large scale prints without having to resort to simple (boring) patchwork.

All of these fabrics came from my stash except for the black sprinkle print from Cotton and Steel.  I bought that at a LQS and it goes great with the black on white pin-dot I used for sashing.

I definitely feel comfortable quilting this on my domestic machine but I hope I can have the energy to tackle it at night, after my daughter is in bed.  I've managed to keep this project a secret from her so far.....

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


andrea @ tideline quilts said...

What a dynamic and pretty quilt!

the momma said...

striking!! I've always admired the stained glass look of these blocks, but figured they'd be very time consuming. Nice to know they aren't (or maybe you are just fast? :-)

Happy secret quilting ~ Tracy

Cut&Alter said...

What a really lovely quilt - your daughter will be thrilled. It's hard though making in secret isn't it?!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

So many lovely fabrics! Good luck with the secret!

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