Monday, February 14, 2011

In Progess - My First Quilt




I've been working on this style of block for a couple of months now. All of the solid colors are Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Roll Ups. Some of the others are Amy Butler and Marimekko. For half of the blocks I'm using color values of dark in the center to light around the outside, and the other half will be light in the center to dark around the border, and for each block I'm using shades of the same color. After making a few blocks I realized I could use the same fabrics but simply reverse the order that I sew the colors, starting in the center and working outward. You can see it in the first picture of the two red blocks. They both use the same fabrics but the colors from center to border are reversed. It really made all the blocks look tighter and just seemed to make the whole look better. I'm about a third of the way done with it. It'll be 25 blocks total, each block is 15 1/2", about a 75" square. I'll post my progress as I go. I get sidetracked on other projects -- there is just too much fabric and too many cool and creative ideas to run with! I love it.

4 comments:

  1. These wonky blocks are looking wonderful...I love the wonky stuff. Beautiful colours.

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  2. Thanks. I like the wonky stuff too. I tend to gravitate toward the bright colors.

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  3. This is your FIRST quilt?! You've already got what many of us aspire to. Go Dan!

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  4. Love this! This is kind of a similar design to my quilt as you go quilt. I still admire it every morning and night even after 6 months on my bed :)

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