Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Puzzling Day!

I put my little Lily Ashbury Summer House squares away today to finish up a sample for our booth. I've never been particularly fond of working with solids. Sure, I like to use them here and there but a quilt made entirely of solids was really never on my radar. When Amy Butler developed her quilting solids line a couple years ago, she also created the "Thea's Puzzle Quilt".

This quilt is simple in its construction but beautifully utilizes more than half of the 16 colors it was created for. Now, since her debut of her solids line, she has introduced 3 more colors to her original 16. So, of course, I had to throw those new colors in and added them to the original collection of colors she used in her quilt.

This is my enormous "nine patch" made from my puzzle piece blocks. I added the new Periwinkle, Mango and Coral colors and "Joyified" this pattern! You know I like my brights! This pattern is a free download on Amy's website. Click here to get your copy:

Thea's Puzzle Quilt

I kept the borders exactly how she instructs with the Lime Green for the inner border and the Ivory for the extra large outer border. Isn't this going to be a fun canvas for my quilter!

I can't wait to get it quilted now. I'm thinking I'm just going to give it to her and let her have at it! Looks good with my August Fields pillows, right?

So, I've been fairly productive today! I've had my puzzle pieces cut out for some time now and I had one square sewn together. I decided to take advantage of the air conditioning (it's beastly hot here!) and knock it out!

Tomorrow will be spent working on my Summer House Charm quilt while tackling the mountain of laundry that piles while I'm obsessed with my projects! I need to teach this 10 year old how to work a washer and dryer!


Debbie said...

I'm so glad I haven't put mine together yet. Now I can add these new solids into the mix. I was a little worried about it being too pastel. I'll order some soon.
Debbie in Oklahoma

A Joyful Soul Fabrics said...

Hi Debbie! We'll be in OKC on June 24 and 25 at the COQG Show at the OK State Fair Grounds. If you want to save on shipping, come by and see us! We'll have all of the solids with us!

Karen said...

Fabulous, I must download the pattern!

Debbie said...

Sorry, the summer heat got the best of me. How much of the 3 new solids do I need to add to the original ones to make this one? I'm ready to sew now.

A Joyful Soul Fabrics said...

Hi Debbie! Just on fat quarter of each of the three new colors. I just piled them on top of the fat quarters that came with the kit. So I had more puzzle pieces than I needed but I really like the look! Let me know if you have any questions!