Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Drunkard's Path QAL

Yep, I'm joining another quilt-a-long. This one doesn't start for a couple weeks, so I am hoping to wrap up some WIPs before then. If you haven't heard of this one, it's being hosted by Needle and Spatula and OCD. They are each assembling the quilt different ways, one being with templates and the other by using a fabric cutter. I don't have one of those, so templates it is. Plus, Kate has written her instructions for 5" charms, so this is the perfect way for me to use some that I have sitting around.

When I first started sewing, I happened upon a seller on eBay who was selling charm packs for a steal. Of course, they were an auction, so you could end up paying retail price, but for the most part, I got mine for a couple dollars each. This seller doesn't seem to do this anymore, otherwise I would share the wealth here. :)

I happen to have four packs of Saltbox Harvest by Deb Strain. I got a little giddy when I found them in my stash because they are perfect for a fall sewing project.

Fabrics for DPQAL

I tossed around two different options for a solid. Taking cues from the colors of fall for my area, I wanted to include a deep purple. I wasn't sure how that would look with the other deep, rich colors, so I also sketched out the colors paired with a more neutral tan solid.

Layout for DPQAL

The winner?

Fabrics for DPQAL

It does lack a balanced contrast as far as value goes, but I feel it pulls together my vision of fall that I see around me. The tan was just boring to me in comparison. The purple I chose is Kona Berry.

I'm doing my best to stop myself from starting the cutting already. I'm a great starter of projects, ya know.


Cindy said...

The colors are beautiful. With the cream in there there is plenty of contrast....just place it judiciously.

Kate S. said...

Oo, I have never seen this fabric line before, it is super cute - love that you are doing a fall quilt!