Thursday, April 28, 2011

is it Grey or Gray?

I love the color grey! It is GREY to me.... it's like a diet version of black, but so soothing. I only wish it were as flattering to wear as black! Okay enough of how much I love the color grey, or gray...

I have been contemplating for months making a quilt for our king size idea is grey tones with a LITTLE bit of yellow. We recently repainted our bedroom a very pale grey color, curtains are white, and I just bought this bedspread from Ikea:

My idea was to make a nice throw quilt for color (a whole lot less work than making a king size quilt) AND bonus- if I ever get bored of the color- I can change it.....oh I'm liking the sound of that more and more...I can change it out with the seasons! What a concept!
Okay now I'm rambling...
SO TODAY i FINALLY bit the bullet and ordered all my fabrics I've been tagging on Pintrest!

Fabrics shown are:
Ty Pennington Way in Gray
Heather Moore Cloud9 Cut out and keep Avenues
Joel Dewberry Damask
Michael Miller Posh Paisley in yellow
Silent Cinema Featurette in grey (by Janean Morrison)
Ty Pennington water flowers in grey
Joel Dewberry Aviary 2 woodgrain in yellow (i LOVE LOVE LOVE this fabric!)
Moda sunkissed Life defined in Grey
Joel Dewberry Aviary 2 lodge lattice in yellow
Patty Young Sanctuary/Zen Garden in Grey
I also have some Kona cotton solids in grey and white that I will also add in.

Now for the hard part--- the DESIGN!
yikes! I get so overwhelmed by the idea of a design I rarely make up my mind! So thankful for Flickr to browse thru so many talented quilters pictures for inspiration! If you are not on flickr- you MUST join now!
here are a few quilts that are really inspiring me as far as design ideas:

I'm really debating between the 2nd & 3rd design, but they are all so beautiful! decisions decisions!

 Baby boy quilt

Meadowsweet 2 quilt

Kitchen Window Quilt

which is similar in design to:

Baby Bricks Quilt

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