Wednesday, 20 June 2012

A Cuzco Kind of WiP


I have made progress on my Cuzco Garden Fence quilt! That clearly needs a better name. Any thoughts?

Last you saw it, it looked like this:Cuzco potential colour groups
Now it looks like this!
Cuzco 4 coloursLove love love. Of course it still has another two colours to be added to the mix which will give me another two rows for a nice square quilt. I will be adding white sashing between the blocks too to break up all that solidarity. I know, I’m completely using that word in the wrong context (in the words of Princess Bride, “I do not think that word means what you think it means”)  but you get what I mean, right?

So details – if you haven’t worked them out yet. Central fabric is a charm pack of Kate Spain’s new line called Cuzco. Seriously, soooo love this one. The solids are Bella Solids that I tried to match. Some are spot on (thanks to the great listing on the United Notions site), some aren’t quite but will do in a pinch. The pattern is Garden Fence by Hyacinth Quilt Designs – freebie and fabulous. Thank you Marieka for inspiring me to try one of my own!

And because I love it and that small photo doesn’t do it justice, here are a couple of my favourite blocks.
Cuzco azaleaIsn’t that peacock sweet? Shame it’s missing its tail! The Bella solid is Azalea. Gorgeous pink.
Cuzco lavenderLoving those flowers. This Bella Solid is Amelia Lavender.Which I luurrvvveee (or love if you don’t speak “ridiculous”).
Cuzco purpleThis solid is Amelia Purple. I think I luurrvvveee it even more than the Lavender. Are you sick of looking at blocks yet? Okay just one more. 
Cuzco peacock  One more peacock – this one with its tail! The solid for this one is Turquoise.
So I have 17 squares done, 8 to go!
Cuzco stack
Oh and one last thing… go cast your eye over the gorgeous quilts up for voting at Ellison Lane’s Summer Sewing Contest. My gorgeous friend Fiona from Finding Fifth made the top 12 with her Fussy Fairytales quilt! So exciting!

Well that WiP is calling my name. Must be time to sew.
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28 comments:

  1. "Peacocks in the Garden".

    I picked up a Cuzco charm pack after you mentioned it and it arrived yesterday. One day! Superfast post. I think much of it will play happily with my Good Fortune charm pack as well...now to figure out what to make ;)

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  2. Wonderful colors! I love love love the florals. And I love square quilts. Beautiful work!

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  3. It's looking fabulous!! You've inspired me to play with some Cuzco too x

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  4. LOVE! What about a Spanish name? Valla de Jardin de Cuzco. ;)

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  5. One minute a pile of fabric, next a stack of gorgeous blocks. No flies on you maaaaaate!!!

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  6. That fabric is gorgeeeooussss!!!! And your blocks really showcase it. It is going to be a fab quilt.

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  7. Beautiful fabric. The white sashing sets off the colours beautifully. I always think that you can't beat either white or black to showcase your fabric.

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  8. Your quilt is looking good, you are fast! All out of inspiration at the moment so can't help with a better name.

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  9. I love the cuzco. This is a beautiful top :)

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  10. Locely fabric choices :) This will be a great quilt

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  11. Can I just say that this is looking AMAZING! I love the combination of the charm pack with the solids- beautiful!

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  12. Gorgeous! Love the fabrics and the pattern you chose :)

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  13. You're so fast Kristy! It looks beautiful - I adore those colors together!

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  14. I love it! Kate Spain fabrics are so fun. And I've had my eye on that pattern for a while - this is some great motivation to get started!

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  15. That's super cute! Framing the prints gives each of them a chance to shine, it's lovely.

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  16. So pretty! Kate Spain is amazing with her designs.

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  17. Beautiful, Beautiful! I'm loving those colors.

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  18. I love this fabric and I laughed at the Princess Bride reference. That's a classic!

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  19. Love that pattern, it looks so great with those Kate Spain prints!

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  20. The pattern works so well with those prints! Loving the colours =D

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  21. Ugh, why does Kate Spain have to keep coming out with fabulous designs that I can't resist? I love what you have done with it! It is coming together so fast!

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  22. Beautiful blocks and I love this pattern, would you believe I have 2 quilts started using the Fence pattern!

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  23. So pretty! I love patterns that frame or spotlight particularly lovely or interesting fabrics. I'll have to file this one away.

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  24. Kristy, I am coveting your Cuzco ... the name of my shop in the States was PEACOCK & periwinkle! I really need to get me some of this ...

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