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Simply Style + Simply Color = New Quilt Top

Last week I was able to get back to work on my quilt top using Vanessa of V and Co’s upcoming fabric line, Simply Style. When I first started cutting, I decided I wanted to work in fabrics from her previous line as well, Simply Color. I went ahead and bought a layer cake and I’m glad I did – the two lines coordinate really well together.

Once I had all my equilateral triangles pieced and cut, I started laying them out and completely changed my mind as to the quilt I was going to make. Does that ever happen to you?

I just love how these blocks look like diamonds – or hexagons – depending on the viewer.

So here is a peek. I’ve now finished the quilt top…can’t wait to share it with you soon!

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36 Responses to “Simply Style + Simply Color = New Quilt Top”

  1. 1
    Gertie says:

    Gorgeous rainbow hexagons! What a happy quilt x

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    pat sloan says:

    Faith this is REALLY a great quilt! I love the layout of fabric colors… super!

  3. 3
    Teje says:

    Hi Faith! It looks so beautiful! Just wonderful design – lovely triangles, hexagons and diamonds and in beautiful colours! x Teje

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    Karee says:

    The piecing changeability is one of the first things that drew me into quilting. I had purchased a darling pattern and thought that this would be an easy entry into the world of fabric fulfilling its destiny without having to stress over how everything would fit together. But once I had the parts laid out, I could not resist tinkering with the layout and voila! A new quilt was born.
    So for me the question is: does anyone really make patterns the way they were designed? Ha!

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    Karee says:

    And your half hexie diamonds are gorgeous! It will be a stunning quilt.
    In someone’s Portland photo postings I saw V and Co’s Simply Style and stuck a little note on my monitor to GET SOME!

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    Beth says:

    Amazing! Just so cool the shapes you see looking at it, of course I love hexies so I saw them first.

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    diana alexander says:

    I LOVE this! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

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    Karen says:

    I love how you put the like colors together to form the hexis. Great design! Can’t wait to see it finished!

  9. 9

    I have one on the design wall now, wasnt happy with the fabric choice for the pattern,,,,,,, Love both but once cut I didnt … I am thinking about changing it to your Butterfly Strands..

  10. 10
    Mary says:

    Oh I just love this quilt both fabrics and design…really gorgeous!

  11. 11
    Esther F. says:

    Oh it is absolutely wonderful! I love the fabrics and the pattern is just gorgeous! How do you come up with these ideas? :-)

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    Ginny Worden says:

    Wow! Looking forward to seeing more of this beauty.Will we be seeing a pattern or a tutorial? PLEASE!!!!!!

  13. 13
    Kim McPeake says:

    Did you strip piece the triangles? If so what are you going to do with the left over triangles?

  14. 14
    Sharon Lichter says:

    What a beautiful design. I love, love, love it!

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    Marianne says:

    This is wonderful! You’re right, the two lines of fabic blend wonderfully! I’m wondering if you used a ruler or paper piecing for your technique. The results are just stunning. Congratulations on this beautiful design!

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    Sondra says:

    Very cool, Faith! I love the way it changes with different angles.

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    chibidani says:

    I want to know how you made the triangles into two colors. Did you sew two strips together and then cut your triangles, or did you follow a method sort of like the half-square triangle?

    Either way, its really pretty and fun!

  19. 19

    I love the fresh design of the quilt.

  20. 20
    rosa says:

    Fabulous design!

  21. 21
    Jean says:

    That looks great! You are correct, those two lines look fabulous together!

  22. 22
    Lori says:

    Beautiful, Faith! I see stars!

  23. 23
    Anne says:

    Hi Faith,
    I really like what you did here. The white background really makes the colors pop!!

    Best,
    Anne

  24. 24
    Angela says:

    It’s beautiful! The fabrics really do work well together…and, to me, they look like hexies! Awesome!

  25. 25
    Margaret says:

    I love what you’re doing with this quilt! I love both these fabric lines. I hope you will share more about how you put it all together!

  26. 26

    Oh, its so pretty, love the design, the colours really pop!

  27. 27
    Faith says:

    Thanks everyone! I do plan on putting some details about how it was made into the post with the final quilt. No plans for a pattern right now though. :)

  28. 28
    amy says:

    very nice!

  29. 29
    vanessa says:

    love it faith. like a lot. so much that i am thinking i need to come to chicago visit and “borrow” it. :)

  30. 31
    Jane B says:

    So pretty! I love thr color and design.

  31. 32
    Marilyn says:

    Love the design…just got a charm pack of Simply Color..was GOING to make a tote out of it but might have to try this!!!

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    Franziska says:

    I like the diamond version very much!

  33. 34
    Cruz says:

    LOVE!!!

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    Mabel says:

    Love your design and color selection! Another beauty to your the collection and creativity !! Can’t wait to see when is finished!

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    Kara says:

    Oo I LOVE this! Beautiful!

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