Friday, September 11, 2015

RSC15, week 37

A COLOR SHOW

This week I have had orange on the brain.  My pinwheel quilt has been taking all my sewing time.  I constructed two more new rows.  The first was simple, just a row of charm blocks from my stash to complement the pinwheel rows.  The second was a bear to construct.  I wanted to challenge myself by doing a chevron design.  I chose a MSQC technique, using a binding tool to make a Friendship Braid.  I cut down on the length of the pieces so the row would be about six inches wide.  There was a lot of ripping after attaching some pieces in the wrong direction.  Here are the two new rows with some white spacer strips.


This is just a trial placement.  When I laid more of it out on my kitchen floor I realized it will be bigger than I thought, because I laid out only two of the four pinwheel strips.  I took these photos of some of the rows and I was thrilled.  It's too bad these pics cannot convey the brilliant colors.


 Rather than picking it all up off the floor to make dinner, I called a couple of friends in my building to come quickly and see it.  Both of them said, "Wow" and as we all crowded in the hallway they were happy they came.  One had just gotten home from a day at Quilt Expo, fighting the crowds, and she bragged about the buys she had made, which made it worthwhile going.  I was just as happy that I had stayed home and had my own little show.

I link up with RSC15 at superscrappy.blogspot.com, Sew Cute Tuesday at blossomheartquilts.com and Throwback Thursday at kristaquilts.blogspot.com. Please stop by and enjoy what others have done.

13 comments:

  1. Love all the bright and cheerful colors ! Very nice

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  2. Good progress this week. The braid strip turned out very well. Beautiful colours. This will be a beautiful, bright quilt.

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  3. It's shaping up to be a bright and fun quilt.

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  4. I love it! All of it, wouldn't change a thing. This is time well spent at home creating.

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  5. Such a happy quilt! And what fun that you had a small impromptu quilt show! 8)

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  6. Those oranges and blues look terrific together!

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  7. That braided strip looks to be worth your aggravation. Such a lovely addition to your quilt!!

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  8. so cool to have friends so close that will come share it with you! Leeanna

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  9. I see why you are excited about the results! Fun blocks and great fabric/color combinations! Looking forward to seeing what comes next.

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  10. this is coming along oh so well, how great to have friends you can call on to come and share your progress

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  11. Sounds like you made a great choice to stay home and sew. Beautiful work! The braided row is such a great design element

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  12. I love how your row quilt is coming along. Orange and blue looking great together. You go girl!

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  13. I like what you are creating, Paula!

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