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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

16 blocks completed.

I had every intention of making these blocks 16-18" but I was running out of strips in my scraps and would have to actually cut some for the project so I settled for 15" finished blocks. I have about 8 hours of sewing in them even doing them production line and not planning any of the blocks ahead of time. I just grabbed the next strip, any width different than the previous one and tried to vary the dark, medium, and light values as I sewed. This first layout is how I envisioned the blocks as I was making them.On this next one I just changed the four corners to pointing out instead of in.
I had to try every block in the same position too. I like this one.
You can see on this block below that I pieced strips together too because there were way too many short ends left over. I just matched widths of strips and put any two together that were the same width. I'll leave the blocks up on the design wall for a couple days and then decide its final layout.
The new Amaryllis stalk has 5 buds too, just like the first one. I think last year's bulb (farthest away) is only going to have 4 buds but I can't tell for sure yet. The snow storm has started. Now we'll see if we really get the 8-12" that they are predicting.

34 comments:

Gene Black said...

I like all the layouts but I think I like the first most.
Did you try the last layout with every other row going the opposite direction? I am trying to envision that layout and would love to see it if you try it.
I am loving these blocks and may have to try this for myself.

Jeanie said...

I like the first layout best too. I think this is my favorite quilt of all! Keep up the great, inspiring work!

Char said...

I love the black and white along with all the color. The first arrangement is my favorite.
We are expecting snow again today also, 18 to 24 more inches.

Feather on a Wire said...

WOW, this is the you we know and love!!

*karendianne. said...

I enjoy the inspiration I get from just looking.

Renate said...

The first one is my favorite too, it has so much depth.
Renate

Karin på FOX said...

I love the first one too. A cat would walk carefully on it, not to fall down in the black holes.
What a treasure of colourful material you have!

elle said...

The very first one is the MOST amazing. How graphic!

Joyce said...

I like the third one best. It looks like wonky, very bright attic windows. I'll send some of our snow if you don't get enough.

Linda said...

WOW!! I love the 3-D effect. The first layout almost jumps through the computer screen at me. This is so cool! I like all the layouts but the first one just grabbed me.

Jackie said...

Wow, wow, and wow!! Now I need to make myself one. If I haven't said it before, (which I think I have many times) you are such an inspiration! The amaryllis looks fantastic.

Laura Wasilowski said...

The squares look like my view outside the window last night as the snow started. Beautiful!

karenfae said...

I like all of the layouts but I like the last layout best. I hope you don't get a bad storm coming. We might get more that same day too.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Melinda said...

I might be the exception but I really like the second option. I can't wait to see what you decide on.

Bunny said...

Oh my gosh I love the first layout it is mesmerizing. Just wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I like them all, but the third one is my favorite, then the second one. I'd like to see if like Gene Black suggested also. Hannah

Diane said...

Wanda, What fun this must have been! I cannot decide which one I like best. Whichever one you choose will be outstanding. I may have to try this soon. We are supposed to get up to 14 inches of snow as well. I went into work and the roads were not so good. I decided to come home after an hour or so, and the roads were even worse yet! It's time to hunker down, but I don't mind more "free" time to sew.

KateKwiltz said...

Those first two make it look very three-dimensional...but I like them all. It's very, well, exuberant!

I shoveled about 4" at 7am, and it's coming down harder now. Snow day!

Susan Turney said...

LOVE the first one. It's so dimensional!!!!

Sherrill said...

Oh, those blocks are SO BEAUTIFUL. I love all your layouts..you have such an EYE for all that! And your flowers are beautimous, too!!

laura said...

Love the first as well, speaking of which it seems that's what that black fabric does, draws you into each block like the bottom of a well.

Jane said...

Wow!! I am crazy about the first layout.........sort of like looking down at the gameboard "Clue" at the "Mansion Wanda Built." Love the polka dot floors!!! It's fascinating.

Cheryl Arkison said...

One of the best scrap quilts I've ever seen! If it were my quilt I would go with the top layout. It sings to me.

Maria said...

Just stunning Wanda. The blocks look 3D. I love all the layouts but the first one is my favourite.

sharon said...

I like #3 the best, love the depth you get with the attic window effect! Sharon.

Anonymous said...

Love these blocks that can swing from one great design to another. These blocks are shouting Mardi Gras.

J~MT

p.s. Just can not believe your Amaryllis !

Colleen said...

Number 2 layout gets my vote! Your work never ceases to amaze me, I check for your posts everyday to see what new and wonderful treat you have to share! The amaryllis is beautiful too with so many blooms!
Colleen

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Luscious luscious color! I love the depth achieved in the last one. It just draws you in.

Another winner Wanda....we are experiencing the same snow storm as you. It is covering up all the dirty snow banks with fresh sparkly white again.

Anonymous said...

JACKPOT!!! Wig.

Janet said...

I like #s 2 and 3. Number two dances and number three is just cool - like February windows in the storm.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My vote - all the blocks in the same position with the black square in the lower right hand corner! Very striking Wanda.

Jean said...

I like the first layout, it looks 3d.

Terri Stegmiller said...

I'm loving this quilt you are making. The colors are so fun. I also really enjoy all the layout possibilities you share with your readers.

CharlotteP said...

Hi Wanda! It's taken me all morning to work out how to comment - but I enjoy your blog so much it was woth the effort!There are so many ideas which you generously share with everyone, Thank you, Charlotte. P.S. I tried clicking on your 'my email' link, but it told me that 'the default mail client is not properly installed'. Whatever that may mean!