Frivols 11

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only two more!

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It’s Frivols time, since it is the first of the month, so here we go with Frivols Tin #11: a line from Chloe’s Closet, filled with tape measures and cute floral fabrics.  You can find out more about this on the Moda blog, where they introduce this.

To explain for new readers, about two years ago, Moda put out a line of small tins, filled with 7″ squares of one fabric line, directions for a quilt, and a small giveaway treat.  I purchased all the tins, but they sat in my closet for a year.  This January, I vowed to make all the quilts, one-by-one, and here we are on the eleventh of twelve quilts.  You can find them by searching one of the tags on this post, or by entering “Frivols” into the search box on this blog.

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On the back of the tins, more info–and no, I didn’t buy more of that fabric and the Way Back Machine isn’t working today, so I added Grunge Dots in white to fill out the requirements.

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That little tin is the Frivols treat from this group.

Why yes, I do spend a lot of time working at night so that’s why all the photos are slightly pink.  I thought I’d bought better bulbs for the lamp, but it’s an old one, so there you go.

Inside the box, I was instructed to divide some squares into piles of four, then save the rest of the squares for an inner border.  In the above lower left, everything including the Grunge dots are cut up: triangles, strips and borders.  And in the above lower right, you can see how this one won’t fit back into the tin.  No matter.  I got right on it, and started sewing it up.

After sewing up the first one (L), I vowed to do a better job balancing things, but haha, joke’s on me.  When you are working with a defined set of fabrics, in a defined range of colors, and you have to only use a certain amount, that limits how fine you can tune the block/quilt.  I just did the best I could, yielding this:

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I seamed the cut strips together and put on the inner border, then finished it up.

Can I just say I really don’t like gray in quilts?  Unless it’s meant to be the design choice?  But all these designers including gray as one of their “colors” (for we all know that gray is the “no-color”) always strikes me as odd. Bleh on gray, she rants. (That shows you her age.  All the 40-somethings love gray in their flowered quilts.)

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So I used the kitchen-counter method of pin-basting the quilt, getting it all together, all before the first of November!!