Plain Spoken

by Nova on November 16, 2013

umbrella prints

I finished piecing my Floating Worlds quilt top :)

I ended up with the twin size from the Plain Spoken  pattern (approx 63″ x 91″). A very useful size. (Pattern is in the Modern Quilt Workshop  book)

I love this colour combo so so much.

plain spoken

As well as fabrics from the Umbrella Prints Floating Worlds collection I mixed in some chocolate linen, natural essex linen, 3 Konas ( 2 greens & a rust, no idea of specific colour names sorry!), a bit of Heath, a spot of thrifted beige seersucker,  snippets of some old Lush paint dots, a hint of some woven flannel in chocolate & green, a spec or two of some Kei honeycomb & a whisper of a quirky japanese print which I forget the name of.

Now to find the perfect backing & decide on quilting…..


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Amy November 16, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Just so wonderful to see how you interpreted the new Umbrella Prints range. The combo you have developed is so fresh, pretty and interesting! Love your work Nova!!!


Camilla@Faffling November 16, 2013 at 5:59 pm

I’ve loved the plain Spoken pattern for so long, but especially love your interpretation with these prints. A bit funky and retro, but so fresh. That Kona Green makes it! Could it be Old Green or Celadon? Fantastic!


Kerry November 16, 2013 at 6:34 pm

The colours and patterns work together beautifully, wonderful contrast


Gwenda November 16, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Can’t wait to see the finished quilt.. Eclectic fabric choice giving interesting resukts.


Vicki November 16, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Lovely! I love the little pop of orange. Great colour combination with the fresh green


Kim Hicks November 17, 2013 at 1:38 am

Wow! I love that colour combo too! I like that pattern, I’ll have to go check out that book :)


kathyh November 17, 2013 at 11:04 am

Your version is very inspiring. Love your color combo.


Kellie Andersen November 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I just love it! Such a simple but extremely effective block. You rock ;-)


Kelly Rodgers November 18, 2013 at 7:09 am

Ooh it’s gorgeous Nova!


Flying Blind November 18, 2013 at 7:50 am

I wish people would stop using good brown, I have a reputation to uphold!
Looks beautiful xxx


Katy November 22, 2013 at 9:58 am

It looks great, loving that fan print the most I think :o)


CJ December 5, 2013 at 7:47 pm

A love this pattern, it’s just my sort of thing. And the colours you have used are beautiful. Very natural and tranquil. It’s lovely, looking forward to seeing what backing and quilting you decide on!


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