Friday, December 12, 2014

A break from borders.........

No borders yesterday.  It was the twice monthly sewing day and I made 22 more blocks to go with the 20 I showed on Nov. 23rd.  The blocks are 8.5" and each insert being a 1" cut strip does not change the size of the block when it is sewn in with an accurate 1/4" seam.  It would end up 48" x 56" if I don't make any more blocks.  I'm thinking about stopping here with blocks and adding a 4" wide strip of hand dyed fabric on the top and bottom so it will be 64" long.

Almost all of the hand dyed fabric in this quilt was purchased from Vicki Welsh and a lot of it is from her stash packs.  I also cut one of the gradient half yards into the 8.5" squares.

27 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Very striking and saturated with color. Chris

NachtPedalQuilts said...

Oh, I love these colors and your lively block-design ... It will be a wonderful quilt, when it's finished ...

Beth said...

Reminds me of a Fruit Salad!!! full of berrys, watermelon and apples! and I found a Christmas Cactus yesterday... FINALLY!

MontyBear said...

I really love this one.

Vicki W said...

Beautiful!

Sharon W. said...

I'm attracted by this as an extended 2015 project, and have tried searching your posts for other information/photos. Are the dimensions/instructions given today all that one needs? Is there a pattern? Earlier photos? Thanks for any help. (I have recorded the link to the hand dyes...very helpful, especially as she has a sale on the packs!!!)

Gene Black said...

Great idea for cutting a gradient into squares and "reimagining" it.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

like this design and the fabric of course

Quiltdivajulie said...

What wonderful colors!!!

Like your plan for adding those extra inches, too.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Such luscious rich colors, both the block and the slice! You chose the colors perfectly so they sing!

Hedy Hahn said...

This is going to be another quilt that I will eventually make, it's really striking. Thanks for giving us a source to buy hand dyed fabrics. I will have to stretch my fabric budget to buy some while it's on sale.

LynneP said...

Luscious!

patty a. said...

Oh I really like this!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Sparkly!

Needled Mom said...

Those colors are just beautiful. It looks like it was a productive day of sewing.

Marie said...

LUV!

Mary said...

So vibrant!

Teresa in Music City said...

A feast for the eyes!!!

em's scrapbag said...

Beautiful. Love the interest the inserted strips add.

Sherrill said...

I guess I'm not understanding why adding 1" strips wouldn't change the size of the block (especially if you're putting two going the same direction). If they wind up being 1/2" wide after sewing, wouldn't that make the block 1/2" bigger in one direction at least? I do love it!

O'Quilts said...

very nice...I would love to do one of these...into my dream list it goes.

Mystic Quilter said...

Lovely colourful quilt, the dyed fabrics really glow.

Julie Bagamary said...

I like this A LOT!

donaleen said...

Ooooh, ahhhhhh. Very beautiful. You and Vicki make a good team.

Sheila said...

I love it, Wanda! Love those colors.

Charlotta said...

I didn't bother to read all the comments, but how could one not love this quilt! Makes my heart sing!

scraphappy said...

Such beautiful colors. Perfect showcase for beautiful hand dyed fabrics.