Monday, November 12, 2018

A Larger Becharmed Quilt in the Works

I've started another charm (5") square project, this time a bigger version of the Becharmed quilt.

Becharmed Quilt by QuiltFabrication

Since having guests last week, I've decided it's high time I make a quilt for the guest bed. Normally, one of my kid's crashes there for the occasional stay, and the bed is usually covered with minky blankets. Both blankets have a Seminole style design on them, with one beige, the other red. Let's just say they don't fit the decor of the room.

I've been wanting a quilt for this bed for a long time, but couldn't decide on a pattern. I did know I wanted it to be subtle and fit with the room, not be the focus of the room.

The room is painted in a greyed beige and a purple-ish deep blue, colors that were pulled from the very large picture on the wall. Yes, we've had it for many, many years, and hubby likes it there. 

room with beige/dark blues

So, my first fabric pull was non-yellow/gold beiges, and purple-y blues, with some that had a bit of aqua in them.

beige backgrounds with darker blues

All fine and good, but the level of contrast is sky high! I want this quilt subtle, not screaming "Look at me!"

Pulling out the super dark blues and replacing them with blues that where lighter and brighter was better, but still too much contrast existed.

How about lighter blues instead of the beiges?? And staring me in the face in the bin was a large piece with circles on it:

light blue background with lighter blues

Now we're talking! The contrast is down, the colors blend into the room, and I'm going to see if I can make this work!

room with light blue and blues

It will be tricky, as the circle fabric has a chunk missing, but I'm going to try anyway. Maybe the quilt won't be as big as I want, but at least it will look better than those minky blankets!

And in case your wondering, that tree on the wall is a vinyl tree decal (affiliate link), and one of six. They are taupe in color, and on this wall, the tree looks beige, while the other five on the opposite beige wall, look grey. Super simple to decorate with! 

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  1. This is going to look so good in your room! Let the 5" square cutting begin :)

  2. yes a quilter must have a quilt for a guest bed! looking good

  3. Lovely colors for the room! I look forward to seeing how the quilt comes together.

  4. That will be gorgeous. I love the colors in the room and that tree is fabulous.


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