Thursday, March 07, 2019

No Such Thing As Too Much Pink

Did you know that there is "no such thing as too much pink"?  That's the name of this quilt, and here's the story...

This was many, many years ago and was one of the first quilts I made.

I had gone through the fabric that I had inherited from my mother. There was quite a lot of pink fabric, so I went shopping for more fabric to make the quilt. This was the first time that I realised how many different shades, tints and tones of pink there were. Since my mother's fabric was a few years old, I found it difficult to find fabrics that would play well together.
A lovely pink quilt
It was that evening that I told my friend that I had discovered that there were too many pinks! Very seriously, she said that "there is no such thing as too much pink!" I had no idea that she liked pink! That's when I knew that this quilt was for her 😊
There are many different pink fabrics in this quilt.
This quilt is a disappearing nine patch, and I remember that I loved making it. At that time, all of the quilts I made were hand quilted. I put lots of love into that quilt for my friend.

What I learned
  • I learned that there is no such thing as too many pinks!
  • Disappearing 9 patch is a pattern that I should re-visit. It looks more complex than it is. 
  • I'm really impressed with my choices of fabric, even back then 😊.
  • I love those fabrics and I still have a little bit of many of them.
Linking parties
I've managed to miss a few of Sandra's linky parties at mmm! Quilts, so I'm really glad to link-up this special project on Throwback Thursday! I drafted this post right after I missed the February link-up :-) I will also be linking up to many fun link-ups so let's see what everyone is making.
Needle & Thread Thursday, Midweek Makers, Tuesday Colour Linky PartyLet's Bee Social, Friday Foto Fun, Finished or Not Friday, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, Moving It Forward, What I Made Monday,

15 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! I don't "officially" like pinks but they've found their way into so many of my quilts.

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    1. Thanks Vasudha, I feel the same way but there is a lot of pink in my work. I find that it plays nice with others :-)

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  2. This is a lovely quilt. It's interesting to see all those pinks together. They go really well, which I wouldn't have expected as I've always struggled to match pink with other shades and often even other colours. I must have not tried using enough shades of pink :)

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    1. Hi Janine, yes, matching any colours can be very challenging. On my first scrappy quilt I figured out that if at least one colour from one fabric was in another fabric, then it got in - and that has generally worked for me.

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  3. Thank you! I thought I was the only one left who liked pink!

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    1. Hi Susan, I think that there are a few people out there who like pink...it's probably not cool to like pink these days, but it will come back - it always does!

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  4. I just love how this quilt found its recipient! My eldest daughter would totally agree about pink. I still have not made a Disappearing 9-patch... Thanks for linking up with TBT!

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    1. Thanks Sandra. Serendipity was working that night and she loves the quilt, so what more can a quilter ask for?

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  5. A resounding yes re the thought that there can never be too much pink, as it is a most glorious colour. Your quilt is oozing pink loveliness. Such a beautiful gift to your friend.

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  6. great quilt! I feel all in one color family play well together!

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  7. It's a beauty! And the story behind it is heart-warming.

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  8. Lovely! It surprises me how much pink shows up in my own work, and how much I like it when it does.

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