Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Linoleum Quilt

Okay, so it's not actually made out of linoleum... The colors are just so reminiscent of one specific familiar linoleum!



First, some background. My beautiful and talented cousin Cara is starting college in a few weeks. For her high school graduation/start of college present I decided I want to make her a quilt. Now, lucky me, she has moved from several states away to MY state -- and is living and attending school only an hour or so away from me! Yay!

Since she is now so close, I spoiled my quilt surprise and told her my plan. We agreed that it would be much more fun to shop for fabrics and plan the quilt together!

Yesterday the timing finally worked out such that we had a decent chunk of time to hit a few quilt shops. Here is what we came up with!


We started with the fabric that is fourth from the left. So fantastic and linoleum-y! Luckily we both seem to have an affinity for -- how shall we say -- "ugly" fabrics, so grouping them while together was extra fun!
(If you're interested, you can see more of my "ugly" quilts here, here, here, and here!)

We wandered and grouped and re-grouped. Three different times we considered adding orange, but it changed the overall look to much for our liking. Three quilt shops and a couple hours later, we had our fabrics!


We ended up with fabrics from SIX different lines/designers!

I've already started cutting -- and I cannot wait to start putting this baby together! :o)

14 comments:

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

I love all the orange that's in there!!!! Looking forward to seeing the completed quilt!!

craftydrmom said...

LOVE... I can't wait to see it! So 70's retro!

Bree said...

I love these colors! I'm drawn to the same sorts of colors/patterns and other "ugly" fabric. I loved all your "ugly quilts" and didn't think a single one was really ugly! Can't wait to see how this one turns out.

Susan said...

LOVE those fabrics!! Can't wait to see this one done.

Very Verdant said...

I love the color combination. Can't wait to see the end result.

Leslie said...

this is going to be fun to see come together

Deborah Raymond said...

Perhaps I am also an "ugly" fabric lover as well since I find these delightful.

Crystal Hendrix said...

You are SOOO darn creative!! :D I would LOVE to be able to pick your brain some day!! :D I can't wait to see what it will look like!

Jen said...

Oooh, I am really drawn to these "ugly" colors! So perfect for a college student- funky and retro :)

L Johnson said...

Should be a fun quilt to curl up and do homework with!

Angie said...

I adore the fabric choices for this one! I can't wait to see it!

Ms Muffin said...

I love your choice of fabric. It's not necessarily "my" color range - but they fit together perfectly and look so great together. Am really curious how the quilt will turn out.

Glenys said...

Nice.

Joy said...

I am sure we had linoleum like that in our home love to see the quilt when it is finished