"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Two tones...

I'd like to make a very simple quilt.
Just two tones. No fancy piecing.
The kind of quilt that 'hugs' you in it's simplicity and texture. No frills, no designer 'wow' factor, just simple homemade love in cotton. 

So I spent some time yesterday just looking. 







Then bright sunshine joy yellow found me here...



...before my thoughts ran away to rest on this 'by-the-meadow-green'.


 
Red the steady, dependable and homely. Like a favourite apron your Nana wore.
This with only squares caused me to catch my breath...



So there I sat, thinking about a quilt in soft and pretty floral hues, two tones, to wrap around me like a welcome home.
This must be a good idea because the warm and fuzzies inside my heart are multiplying.

What two colours would you choose for a quilt of your very own? 


35 comments:

  1. I love blue and white quilts... so fresh! Have fun deciding! Christine x

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  2. Sometimes the simplest have the most charm. Love to you today.

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  3. I love all the colour palettes you have shown dear Jenny but I think that red & white one at the end just might've made me gasp a little :-) . . . & want one . . . .

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  4. Probably green and white, though I have one in progress that is lime and raspberry. I've always wanted a blue and white, and had one promised to me, but it was given away to someone else. I like red and white ... hmm. I think I'm not helping! LOL

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  5. Ah.... it is such fun thinking, looking at and dreaming of beautiful quilts - I love doing that. Sigh...... dreaming on.....

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  6. I'd like to try a two colour quilt one day too... I think I fancy indigo and taupe...
    Hugz

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  7. A pretty selection of fabrics for your next 'hugging' quilt! I own many quilts but none that are two tone, you have me thinking now??

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  8. Oooo I so love those Tilda fabrics. So many quil designs to choose from. JUst enjoy some easy carefree stitching with the aim of snuggling up in your very own quilt.

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  9. Oh, Jenny, I just love your thought process! My immediate heart goes straight to the blue/white or red/white combos. But any of the ones you mentioned would be wondrous. I've been thinking of doing one all in blue/white myself, and after seeing your particular photo of blues in the post, THOSE would be just what I had in mind. I can't wait to see what you do. I have 5 lunch bags and 2 quilts I need to finish first, so I hope you get yours started to inspire me further before I get started on mine. Just nice and simple. Love it!

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  10. I just love those Tilda fabrics! I have acquired some in the pink & blue colour way - just scrumptious xxxx

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  11. I do love two tone quilts. There was one on the George Clooney movie "The Decendents" in Yellow and white.....I loved it although that green one is gorgeous too.

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  12. White and anything really. ❤️

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  13. Hallo Jenny, mir gefallen die Tilda-Stoffe sehr gut. Aber auch rot/weiß ist bei mir immer Favorit.
    Liebe Grüße AnneRose

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  14. Oh gosh, two colors! There are a couple of combos I love. Recently I saw a deep red and turquoise selection of fabrics that just got my heart racing.

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  15. Ooh, you really have me thinking now! I love cornflower blue and pale yellow, the colours of my going away outfit, Aqua and pink are another favourite and for a third probably red and yellow! x

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  16. Pink and light green would do me, Jenny although I am sure I will never make any kind of quilt apart from a rag quilt as I am straight line challenged. LOL!

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  17. Blue is my absolute favorite color and since you have a nice stack already - I'd go with that :)

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  18. I recently finished a green and taupe one. Your shades of blue look wonderful.

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  19. Beautiful fabric Jenny. Love those shades of blue and that pink quilt is just beautiful. I have made a lot of pink quilts over the years. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Your blog is one of my favorite. Thanks for sharing. You must have a great fabric store close by.

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  20. I personally like red and white quilts best, but your first pictures, with the whites and blues and a little bit of pink look very tempting, too.
    Have fun
    KATRIN W.

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  21. Navy bleu and a fresh green are my favorites, but when I see all those pretties in other colors, I just like them all! Huggs
    Lida

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  22. The red and white caught my eye but the blue and white with a bit of pink is my favorite...it will be gorgeous!

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  23. Jenny, purples are my go to color for myself. Yet, I have found in my quilt making process, I go for blues more often than any other fabric. Your blue bundle of fabrics is absolutely beautiful and would make an incredible quilt. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

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  24. I love all the color combinations you showed but I love a pretty turquoise and green combo in anything. That red and white is very pretty, too.

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  25. O my I flipped over all those lovely Blues.. Id love to see the Blues.. my mouth is drooling over it love to have them.. with love Janice

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  26. I have made a blue and white quilt and a pink and white and I love both of them. I hope to make a red and white one too. I love two color quilts.

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  27. I like all of them but the red and white quilt is the one I would make. I love its simple charm....

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  28. Oh how I do love every color. To pick just two would be very difficult for me. My most favorite color is always blue...any shade of blue! All of your shared choices are definitely beautiful. My creative juices are beginning to really flow. What shall I choose?

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  29. Red is my favourite colour though I do love the blues you have at the top of this post.

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  30. Red and White seems to be grabbing the first place:)

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  31. Amo azul, com certeza os trabalhos com estes tecidos e em suas mãos ficaão lindos!
    Um bom dia.

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  32. Todas son preciosas, pero el azul cielo me encanta. Ya nos enseñaras. Yo también quiero hacer una para una sobrina de 8 años. Besos

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  33. Too hard to choose for myself. :-) I have collected some fabrics in blues and greens with the intention of making a quilt for my husband, though.

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  34. I love two tone quilts. My friend had been wanting to make a yellow and blue quilt for the longest time. When she finished it, it was beautiful.

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  35. Red and denim. I have the jeans and I have the red. Now I just need to cut and sew. Easy to say not so easy for me to get done but I will in time

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