I made Simplicity in response to the Madrona Road challenge. For more on that, click here.
I was inspired by Lilac Crush, in the Modern Quilts book. I used improvisational piecing to create Simplicity, sewing together whatever pieces suited my fancy. I must admit, it was fun!
I'm surprised by how much I like Simplicity. I don't usually use her muted colors in my quilts, but somehow they work for me. I used Kona Oyster for her background. It is also a new favorite. It's a creamy off white-beige that reminds me of vanilla ice cream swirled with caramel. Yum-o!
This is my favorite block.
I don't usually use text fabrics in my quilts, but again Simplicity surprised me with this piece that I randomly cut. Like the Princess, I, too, long for a simpler life!
In keeping Simplicity's quilting simple, I opted for wavy lines. They were quick and easy and made for great texture. Love them!
In my mission to reduce my scraps, I used just about all the scraps in the back, along with a few pieces from my stash. I saved a few pieces to make matching pillows at some point.
Simplicity measures 87" x 92" and is just the right size for my bed.
Here's to more simple quilts!
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