Quilting Fun


While I love the satisfaction of finishing a quilt, it isn't the only way to have fun with quilting. Fun also comes from the great outings with girlfriends, shopping expeditions with Grandma, or just sitting in my "thoughtful spot" chair perusing magazines and books. The thrill of the next project waiting just there on the horizon...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Economy Blue Update

I've been working steadily on my Economy Blue quilt from this book by Kaffe Fassett.

I now have all the blocks constructed; this was very easy, just took a little time. All the blocks are square-in-a-square with some adding on a third square. Take a look.

I needed 48 dark centers surrounded with light. Here's a sampling, above.

I needed 48 light centers surrounded by dark, and here's a sampling of those.

Then there are larger blocks. Above is the light center and light outer block. The outer fabric will be the same on all the larger blocks with light centers. (Following that??) I needed 20 of these blocks.

Then I needed 20 larger blocks with dark centers and dark outer fabric. Again, this dark outer fabric will be the same on all the larger blocks with dark centers.

I loved these dark blocks. I took pics of several of them.





Scrumptious, aren't they?

So, tomorrow, I will begin the construction process of putting the blocks together to form the quilt top.

The top is constructed in units. I really like the look, although I never would have come up with it on  my own. Thankfully there are wonderful designers out there who do the creative parts for me!

Here are the 2 shots from the book of this particular quilt. Breathtaking. I've loved this quilt since the first time I saw it. I am so happy to be making one of my very own after all these years!

So, my "blue period" continues. Just like Pablo Picasso. He had a blue period, too, although his blue period featured paintings of sad, poor, downtrodden human subjects. These quilts are quite the opposite!

Oh, one more blue thing for you to look at:

My good buddy, Cheryl L., invited me over Wednesday afternoon, and I will probably go back later today. It's a great place to cool off in this incredible heat!

7 comments:

Lori said...

It is coming along nicely and looks so cool and blue!

LuAnn said...

I love your quilt...always love looking at Kaffe fabrics. His books are always well done. Love the photo of the pool. It's the next best thing to being there.

Stephanie said...

Blue is so refreshing and cool. What gorgeous shades of blue. I think the only way to cool off in this heat is an Igloo.

Miriam said...

I love all those blue Kaffe fabrics! It is going to e a magnificent quilt!
That swimming pool looks very cool!

Vivian said...

You're working well in your blue period. Everything's coming together nicely. I don't blame you for eyeing that quilt and remembering it. I really like projects with variation in the sizes of the blocks. Just another thing that makes Kaffe's quilts so memorable.
Love that pool!

Beth said...

Your blocks are beautiful, and the picture of the finished quilt looks wonderful. No wonder you wanted to make it! The blues are so calming. Good luck.

Jayne said...

Thanks, Beth. It is calming to work on it - which I should be doing now!!! but, instead, I'm hanging out on the internet and procrastinating about a book I have to finish before Thursday. You came up as a "no-reply" so this is the only way I can respond to your comment. Thanks for stopping by to visit, and I hope you'll come again!