My color challenge quilt top, started two years ago, is finally finished! Shown below are just the blocks on my design wall - not sewn together yet.
|Each block is a challenge (given by Victoria of 15 Minutes Play blog) to work with a certain "difficult to love" color - like mauve, dusty blue, and rust. Here are my finished blocks. Love that X-pattern block.|
The next challenge - how to set them into a top. Simply, in 4 rows? With sashing? Or?
|After trying several layouts, I was happy with this arrangement. Then I decided to add some - lots of - triangles - and had to plan something for all that empty space, and the corner blocks.|
|I auditioned several solid fabrics for these large areas, but they just "sat there". I used a number of different beiges and grays, with little inserts of my colors, and voila!|
|Love how this is coming along. But now - the corner blocks, what there? I decided on a New York Beauty block, which I drafted to be the correct size. I thought I knew exactly how I was going to make them! But plans can change.|
|I paper pieced the arcs, which worked great.|
|This is my failed plan - I thought I would use all of my "ugly" colors for the arcs of the block, but was not feeling the love. So, I made fabric to fill each arc.|
|Much better. Each corner block has a different colored arc.|
|Finished quilt top! Sorry it is a little dark, it is a lovely day today, but overcast. On the right is my favorite hydrangea plant, called Incrediball.|
I was able to show this at a nearby quilt guild meeting where Victoria was lecturing! Wish I had pictures from that event.
|Dora had to get into the last picture. I love how this turned out - lots of fun, learned a lot. Next step - sending it out for machine quilting!|
Your quilt is awesome!
so so pretty the flow of colors is really great.
This turned out so well. I love that you showed your design process and included parts that didn't turn out as well. Thanks so much.
Love what you did with your blocks. Gorgeous!
I love your quilt. It is so vibrant. Hugs
Fabulous - you have done a great job of combining all these blocks into a beautiful quilt.
It's beautiful! Congrats on getting it done! (I'm not there yet with mine.)
Just beautiful! I love the X pattern and your NY Beauty corners.
Just wonderful - love all your colour challenge blocks and your inspired choice of the New York Beauty Blocks in the corners.
You did a marvelous setting for your lovely blocks! Like your hydrangea, too!
A striking quilt! I love your corners. Would love to know how to do that paper pieced effect with the arc. Is there a tutorial somewhere? Congrats on finishing the quilt.
This is absolutely stunning!!! Thanks for sharing - what an inspiration. I'm glad you didn't stop at the beginning... the extra time was worth the effort. LOVE!
This is gorgeous! I still don't have mine finished . . .
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