Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What A Difference The Fabric Makes

Pennington Quilt Works, my local quilt fabric shop, holds an annual Holiday Open House at which they unveil their Christmas and winter-themed projects and kits.  I usually end up buying at least one pattern or kit, if not more.  The quilt that grabbed by attention this year is this one:

Each block used a different neutral fabric plus a green fabric for the very narrow bars (only 1/4" wide finished!).  Neat for Christmas but can be used year 'round.  Here's the kicker:  the quilt was made using this pattern called Ripple.

It looks so different!  The original for the pattern was made using blue and green batiks.  Now, I don't always make patterns exactly as shown, often coming up with my own color scheme.  For Ripple, I might come up with different color combinations (purple and fuschia, green and brown) but I doubt I would think to make it in quite so different a fashion.  This is something I'd like to work on, seeing expanded possibilities for patterns and blocks I like.

Of course, I bought the pattern!

Ripple is from Blue Underground Studios.  Check out their website, where they showcase their "cutting edge patterns for the modern quilter."


Thelma said...

Cathy, this is just my absolute most favorite thing about quilting, when someone takes a pattern and makes it look completely different just by changing the fabric! In a million years I would have never taken that pattern and made that cream and green quilt. I think it would also look good in cream with red and green. What a great post, thanks for sharing. I hope you have more pictures of the Holiday Open House. You're so lucky to have such a nice shop in your area.

Kathie said...

I am going to have to come down and see this quilt in person I LOVE it and love that they made it look so different then the pattern.
I haven't been to Pennington in a few years sorry to say.
I need a trip there soon