Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring Challenge Top

I don't know what possessed me to make 9 of these blocks, other than delight at finding a purpose for some little purple HST units that have been hanging around looking to be put to use.

The scrappy aqua background blocks are constructed from some HST squares that were made for something else a while back, then pulled off the design wall when the result did not live up to expectation. So happy to have found a use for them here, even if they are now unrecognizabl.


I'm not a big fan of sashing, usually, but this one needed it.

My original plan was to make a scrappy border from large chunks of some lovely coordinating Amy Butler prints from the scraps bin, but wasn't thrilled with how it was shaping up, so I went shopping instead. The green Kaffe print is perfect, with all the same shades of green as in the flower blocks, and even a little lavendar to spice it up.

There are a few other projects ahead of this one in the ready-for-quilting pile, which gives me time to ponder how to quilt it. This will finish at around 38" square by the time it's been quilted and trimmed and bound.

14 comments:

Willa said...

Delightful!!!! So springy!

Maree said...

Gorgeous- ove the colours

Sewing In CT said...

It's so lovely!

sewyouquilt2 said...

it is beautiful and so so Springy. great job!

Maureen Heywood said...

This is delicious!

pforgerson said...

beautiful love the color. it has the color quality of a sheet only new!

P. said...

Love this!

Helen said...

This is SPRING!!! Those colors give me hope that it will actually come. :)

Margaret said...

Love the contrast between the blooms & all the
softer colors.

Ellen said...

Just lovely and so springy! I love your sashing and borders.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

adorable! Love the spring light and airy feeling! Well done!

Helen in the UK said...

Love the colours, layout and fabrics. Great job :)

Carol E. said...

Wow! I love it!

fiberchick said...

Beautiful in every way!