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 Comments

  1. Reply

    Gertie

    May 28, 2013

    Gorgeous rainbow hexagons! What a happy quilt x

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    pat sloan

    May 28, 2013

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

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    Teje

    May 28, 2013

    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

    May 28, 2013

    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

    May 28, 2013

    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

    May 28, 2013

    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

    May 28, 2013

    I LOVE this! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

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    Karen

    May 28, 2013

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

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    shirley tener

    May 28, 2013

    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..

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    Mary

    May 28, 2013

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

  11. Reply

    Esther F.

    May 28, 2013

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

  12. Reply

    Ginny Worden

    May 28, 2013

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

  13. Reply

    Kim McPeake

    May 28, 2013

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

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    Sharon Lichter

    May 28, 2013

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

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    Marianne

    May 28, 2013

    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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    Lee @ Freshly Pieced

    May 28, 2013

    I love this!

  17. Reply

    Sondra

    May 28, 2013

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

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    chibidani

    May 28, 2013

    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!

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    Yvonne Campbell

    May 28, 2013

    I love the fresh design of the quilt.

  20. Reply

    rosa

    May 28, 2013

    Fabulous design!

  21. Reply

    Jean

    May 28, 2013

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

  22. Reply

    Lori

    May 28, 2013

    Beautiful, Faith! I see stars!

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    Anne

    May 28, 2013

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

    Best,
    Anne

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    Angela

    May 28, 2013

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

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    Margaret

    May 29, 2013

    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. Reply

    Sarah @ FairyFace Designs

    May 29, 2013

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

  27. Reply

    Faith

    May 29, 2013

    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. 🙂

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    amy

    May 29, 2013

    very nice!

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    vanessa

    May 30, 2013

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

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      Faith

      May 30, 2013

      You can come rob me anytime Vanessa. 😉

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    Jane B

    May 31, 2013

    So pretty! I love thr color and design.

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    Marilyn

    May 31, 2013

    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

    May 31, 2013

    I like the diamond version very much!

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    Cruz

    June 4, 2013

    LOVE!!!

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    Mabel

    June 24, 2013

    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

    June 27, 2013

    Oo I LOVE this! Beautiful!

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