I settled on the name Truffles because the round, overlapping shapes remind me of little treats piled on a plate, and the colors just look so sweet! I really loved working with these colors. As much as I like them, it's not a palette I've used very often.
The backing is pieced simply with scraps from the front, and although I wish I had a little bit more red fabric on the back, when you're working with the leftovers, you just use what you have!
Kona Rich Red is the perfect frame for this quilt. It blends with the deepest red beautifully and really pops. I don't buy a lot of solids just for my stash because I prefer to coordinate them with each project as I go along. This is one of the few solids I happened to have in my cabinet though, so I was thrilled that it worked so well. That means that other than the white, every bit of fabric for this one came out of my cabinet- winning!
Can you tell that I'm really making an effort lately to make quilts entirely from stash? Snatching up fabric when I find a great sale is fantastic, but unless I actually make a concerted effort to use what I have, it doesn't do much good.
By the way, I'm still putting the finishing touches on the Truffles pattern, so be on the lookout for it within the next week or so! It's a fun one to make, and pretty quick, too!
Soooo...let's get to last week's party highlights!
Amanda at Material Girl Quilts shared this delectable blue and green Oakshott HRT. That's a Half Rectangle Triangle, in case you're wondering. I've only worked with HRT's once, and even though I liked the finished result, they were a bit of a pain (and it was a small project). So, my hat's off to Amanda on this beauty!
This mini from Lori at Crossquilt is super adorable. I love that text print background!
and Katie Mae Quilts shared this stunning Shivaun Place finish. So lovely!
Wow. just wow! I seriously could have chosen at least five more to share with you from last week. There was certainly no shortage of awesomeness. Of course, that's true every week, it seems. I'm on pins and needles (pun intended...maybe ;) ) to see what you have going on this week!
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