Friday, 1 April 2016
Things are cracking on here with the Traditional Blocks Made Modern preparation I have been doing for June. Despite the flu this past week I have managed to finish 2 really simple quilt tops.
design seeds, and found this colour palette that I really liked. I used it to colour in my design and uploaded a photo to Playcrafts palette builder to see what Kona colours they could be matched to. I then ordered Peony, Rose, Smoke and PFD Bleached White from Fat Quarter Shop!
Despite coming up with some of my own blocks my favourite has to be this classic Ohio Star!
Yesterday evening I struggled against the wind and constrasty evening light to photograph my Colour Blocks quilt.
Eventually the sun went behind the house and I got a lovely shadow falling over the fence. Excuse the state of the garden - needs quite a bit of tidying up after the winter weather!
I really had fun with this one using a mixture of Kona and Moda Bella Solids from the Limerick Quilt Centre. The background is Mango and some of the colours in the blocks are Kona Cadet, Coral, Leaf, Cloud, Orange Buttercup and Moda Bella Christmas Red and a purple I don't know the name of!
This was a really fun and very quick quilt to make and I have to admit I really, really like this Kona mango colour.
Yes quilting this one is going to be a challenge - thanks to all who left suggestions on Instagram! Thank you too to those who have volunteered to pattern test some of the blocks for me for the upcoming workshop. I am writing the last instruction and have these two quilt designs included too. Still open for testers if anyone wants to try them.
Lastly I couldn't resist making a doggy version of my modern economy block. I've pulled out all my dog fabric and am going to find it hard to resist making anything other than dog blocks this evening!
Hope all have a wonderful weekend!