Monday, October 19, 2009

Black & Bright

I just love Brights. Loud, Vivid colors are my favorites. I always say "If it hurts your eyes I'll like it".

When QATW had a swap for these easy Black & Bright blocks earlier this spring I just had to join. Purple seemed to be the favorite color. The original quilt design had all the blocks on point but of course I had to be different. I played around with laying out the colors randomly and nothing looked right. So I did this.

It's hard to tell but there is a difference between the dark blue and the light blue. They seem to blend together. Those are teal blocks in the bottom left next to the purple corner.
I'm doing a skinny border of black, and then a scrappy/strippy border of colors around it with the colorways switched. Does that make sense? The 1/2 with blues, green, teal will have pink/red/orange/ yellow strips and vice versa. Then I think there will be another strip of black beyond that. I hope it turns out like the design in my head. LOL.

I've also been working on a layout for some 30's Sampler blocks and I've been making "Kansas Trouble" blocks with scraps for another QATW swap. And I'm plugging away at cleaning up the sewing room. I've got the afternoon off today and am going to get back to working on it.

This is actually week 3 of my 13 week challenge and my goals are:
  • get the borders cut for the Bright quilt
  • finish designing the layout for the 30's quilt
  • finish the "Kansas Trouble" blocks for that swap
Oh, I keep forgetting to post some really fun news! I joined the Garland TX Quilt Guild back in the spring and I've been asked to serve on the Board! They need a "Fundraiser" chairman. So far the only fundraiser they've been doing is the monthly BOM at meetings. So I will get to pick those and make one to show and sell the tickets and all that. I think it will be a lot of fun. I can't wait to get with the gal who has been doing it to see what blocks have already been done cause I have lots of ideas but I want to make sure I don't repeat a block too soon.


Gina said...

Love the quilt layout. Mind you I'm a sucker for brights with black

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

The quilt looks great! I love brights and black :)

tirane93 said...

zounds! you've hit on a super idea here. i can't wait to see it finished!

Quilter In Paradise said...

this is great!! and congrats on the new guild -- I know you are excited!

Beth in Dallas

country mouse said...

Oh wow! That quilt is beautiful. Love the colors. I've so missed being able to blog regularly and visit and see what you've been working on. I'm excited to say I will be able to visit more now because I am finally back on-line. I can't wait to see more of what your working on. Hugs to you!!

Holly said...

That is just stunning. i love it. Can't wait to see the picture in your head come to life.