bits of color

I finished the binding on this quilt last night and immediately threw it in the wash to let it get nice and soft and crinkly (to be honest, I also wanted a toasty, fresh out of the dryer quilt to lay under while watching Thursday night tv!)

I love the modern, simple look of this one. It uses tons of white, with little strips of colored fabrics. I used up more scraps to make this one, so the size of the strips varied based on what size scraps I had available. I wanted randomly placed strips of color, and I think it turned out just as I had imagined it.

For the back, I pieced together one long strip of scraps, and placed it vertically off-center.

It’s bound with polka dotted fabric (of course!). I like this darker purple Anna Maria Horner fabric with raspberry colored dots.I love a dark binding, especially on a quilt with a lot of white.

This quilt is the largest I’ve made (the largest I’ve actually finished, that is!), measuring about 55″ x 70″.

If you haven’t already, be sure to enter my 100 post giveaway. I’ll be selecting a winner on Sunday. I love all your crafty gift ideas — and of course if you need some ideas, be sure to take a glance at the comments. How can you not be inspired by all that craftiness!

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25 Responses to bits of color

  1. 1
    Nichole says:

    I really like all of these projects you’ve done with the white and little bits of scraps. The scraps look so great with the white. So simple yet not boring.

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    yaiAnn says:

    So simple, yet so beautiful!

  3. 3

    Looks fab! I hope tv last night was even better with it :)

  4. 4

    That is really beautiful. I saw it on flickr and came over to see more. Congrats on finishing it!

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    evensweeter says:

    So glad you didn’t use the pic with me enjoying that just-from-the-dryer feel…
    Looks lovely in these pictures!

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    Christina says:

    I really love this quilt. I need to dig into my scraps and make one.

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    Alissa says:

    So so simple and beautiful! Love it!!

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    Collins says:

    This quilt is beautiful. The perfect balance of color. I would love to make one like it.

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    amandajean says:

    i love the off center stripe on the back. and I’m with you, I love a dark binding on a white quilt. (or on almost any quilt, for that matter.)

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    Tif says:

    This is absolutely beautiful! Love the pop of color…

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    Alexis says:

    I love your quilt and I’m happy to report that you won my giveaway!

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    erica says:

    I just stumbled across your blog yesterday and I LOVE your work. You have a great sense of color and I adore this latest quilt. I will have to try a quilt with lots-o’white!! great job!

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    betsy says:

    I love your work. That quilt is stunning!

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    jacquie says:

    i love how this came together. simple, but so great!

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    georgia says:

    I just love this! I’m so glad I came across your blog – another to add to my ever increasing list!

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    Jenni Mac says:

    I love the designs of your quilts. They are so graphic and fun. Definitely not “Grandma’s Quilts”. You’re inspiring me to give quilting a try myself. If only I can get over my fear of breaking needles and wads of thread that get hung up on everything I try to make. How do I stop that from happening anyway??

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    Dallas says:

    It looks so snuggly and warm. Great job.

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    Ashley says:

    oh, wow–I LOVE this. What a great concept.

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    angela says:

    Hi… I’m loving this quilt, its inspired me to do something similar… question though, what are you using for the white? I am struggling to find some nice white here – thought I’d get some off the web but don’t know what brand is good? any suggestions? thanks, angela

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    Mary Raman says:

    Love this quilt! Can you give a quick overview as to how you pieced it? thanks a bunch!

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