Happy 2017! It’s a new year so that means it’s time for new quilts. I have a couple of finished projects to share in the next few weeks, and first up is my Thunder Bridge quilt top.
The name comes from the rickety old bridge in this photo, which looked pretty magical on the foggy winter morning before Christmas when I took this picture.
I had the idea for this quilt block brewing this fall and finally sketched it out in November. I wanted to get one last quilt finished for 2016 and this one was it. It took me a few trial blocks before I got it right, but once I did I was pretty pleased with the final version.
The fabric for this quilt is all Amy Butler fabric. I had a stack of some older green and blue prints of hers and I thought it might look good to mix them together, along with some of the yellow prints I had.
Side note: A few weeks ago (after I had already made this quilt) Pantone announced its 2017 color of the year as Greenery – pretty much the colors of this quilt – and I feel so on-trend!
You’ll notice there are a few hints of pink in the quilt. I was going to keep the fabrics all in the green/blue color family but I had some of the lighter pink fabrics and thought I would try throwing those in, too. I’m not sure if I like the pink mixed in or not, but I’m all for experimenting.
One other thing I should mention. After I started working on this block, I realized it has a lot of similarities to my Inman Park quilt, which also happens to use Amy Butler fabric. I’m now thinking maybe I should have called this quilt Inman Park 2.0!
Cheers to the first quilt share of 2017! I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year. I’m looking forward to the next 12 months and I can’t wait to see what quilt projects the new year has in store!