Saturday, February 12, 2011

Made fabric + play= sparkle!

I have made a grand total of 80 6 1/2" squares of fabric. Yes, 80!

After I started making them, I thought I would make a baby quilt, but then decided to keep going for a full size quilt for our guest bed. I had planned on setting them with solid red squares, and binding with a solid golden yellow... but as I neared the total number of blocks needed... I got bored with that plan.

Too square! Too many blocks!

I needed to jazz it up a bit, make it more "me," more distinctive...

The red was still working, and the idea of a yellow accent...

I love star quilts (I started a group for them on Flickr, it's an endless source of inspiration!), and I kept thinking about the great sawtooth blocks that were posted here a couple of weeks ago, so...


What do you think? They are 13" this way... I figure I will rotate them so the outer strips off set the blocks for more ***sparkle***!

11 comments:

CharlotteP said...

They're great! If you set them on-point or wonky, they'll look as though they're spinning!

Chris said...

When I saw your block I said "ooh!" great job Alexis!

beebee said...

wow this is going to be a beautiful quilt!

Sujata said...

Alexis, This block looks great. I know how you mean when the quilt just keep wanting to grow.
Yellow was definitely a great addition to the block!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

This i what I mean about taking it to the next level, finding what works for you, and making something your own...Let the fabrics guide you...

Alexis, it's gorgeous!! Keep following your intuition! It's working for you!

Tonya Ricucci said...

love it!!! the colors are great - it really shines.

Helen said...

Very jazzy, indeed! So playfully put together.

em's scrapbag said...

Love your happy block!

Nifty Quilts said...

FABULOUS!! Love the red and yellow and those bits of red and white polka dot.

Magpie Sue said...

YES! SO much fun!

Sara said...

Go, go GO!