Monday, June 16, 2014

Unbelievable - 2 finishes in 2 weeks - on Design Wall Monday

Unbelievable - I finished 2 tops in 2 weeks! I don't know how long it has been since that happened, heck I don't know if it has ever happened before. Now I wasn't under any deadline, I was just swept away by this quilt.



Its BRIGHT, BOLD and I think AWESOME! I never made anything this art-y/modern before and it was a lot of fun. I started with this book by Karla Alexander, Stack, Shuffle and Slide - you can see it here.

This is her version of this pattern called Paint Chips.


Loved the design but not the palette. I chose 12 different tone on tone prints from the Dream collection from Timeless Treasures. You can see them here where I purchased mine at Fabric Shack.

Now I started with her basic instructions but ended up slicing and inserting lots of bits and pieces which I think adds more interest to the blocks.




When I showed my blocks on the blog last Wednesday and several people had suggestions as to what color I should use to set them. I appreciate all your opinions but I had decided before I began that the light turquoise was going to be the one. I don't think I've ever made a quilt with a turquoise background and I wanted to see what it would look like.

 I know this style and color palette isn't every one's cup of tea, but I'm loving it. Now to think about how to quilt it. And while I mulling that over I decided that I need to make this quilt pattern, again, RIGHT NOW!! I put together this collection of batiks. Aren't they luscious?


The gold leafy print will be the background. I'm thinking I may make the blocks with less bits and pieces and inserts. I need to sew a few together and evaluate. Good thing is I can always slice and dice and make them busier.

Hope you have a great week!

Happy stitching!
carol fun

19 comments:

  1. It belongs in the Museum of Modern Art! Love it.

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  2. I think the turquoise is awesome! I was wondering what you would decide on. Very nice! Can't wait to see the quilting.

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  3. I love it and it is my style!!! I am making some this summer once I replenish my solid stash. I have turned into a more minimalist as I age. I still love my Civil War prints but they aren't vibrant!!!

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  4. I love it and it is my style!!! I am making some this summer once I replenish my solid stash. I have turned into a more minimalist as I age. I still love my Civil War prints but they aren't vibrant!!!

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  5. These pictures don't do the turquoise justice, can't wait to see it in person. Turned out very artsy, great job!

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  6. What a fun way to make a quilt. I haven't seen the book before, but I love the results.

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  7. Love the turquoise! That dark inner border really sets it off. Awesome! Can't wait to see this one quilted.

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  8. How fun is that?! I'm not typically drawn towards modern design either, but I can see why this one was too much fun to pass up! I would call it "Rebel" with or without a cause or "Renegade". Ohhh...or "Wild Child". :) I love it!

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  9. The turquoise is pretty! I was against the black or white as I find it too plebeian and typical for a "modern" quilt. Great job getting another top done so quick!

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  10. I just love your quilt. Can't wait to see it done in batiks!

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  11. I love the way the whole thing turned out. If my kids had ever seen how modern a quilt can look, they might have wanted one!

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  12. Such a great quilt! Your background choice is genius!

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  13. Congratulations on having such a productive streak! I really love the improv nature of the paint chips quilt top, and the colors are so fun. I love working with batiks, and your pull is very luscious. :)

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  14. Indeed, I like your bright bold colors in your version.

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  15. Great finish! I love the rich, vibrant colors!

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  16. I love your color choices and the light turquoise actually looks like a greenish gray on my computer screen.

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  17. Love your colour choices and your extra slices and inserts. Very fun!

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  18. I agree with you Carol - the quilts ARE awesome. I love the bright colours of the first one and will be very interested to see how you quilt it! amazing speed, amazing quilts.

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