Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Ramming and Jamming in the Color

The top is done. 53x59" Cottons, pieced, unquilted

Well this was fun. Next is the sandwiching and quilting. I no longer have my big studio table which would help a lot now.



I did not design this before I started. I just made huge blocks from squares and strips and then found ways to align them so they looked semi-cohesive. It is the only way I really wanted to do this. Planning only gets me so far and then I get distracted by a leftover and start putting that with something else. I kept my laptop nearby and my two Nancy Crow books handy, just to help with my confidence.
You just can't go wrong with squares and strips.
Here's my recipe: Cut strips from each color in several widths, like 1.5x45" 1.75 and 2"
Cut wider strips, like 4 or 5" x45" and cut off a few squares from those wider strips.
Surround the squares with strips, making framed squares.
Make strip sets.
Combine strip sets with framed squares.
Assemble.

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9 comments:

  1. WOW! you have such an amazing way with color. thanks for sharing your "recipe", i can't wait to try this. my brain is zooming full speed ahead with inspiration... oops, just when i'm supposed to be working on christmas projects.

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  2. Another wonderful piece of Art Melody.
    Don't know if it is convenient for you to go to a library, church basement or school but using their tables is a great way to baste a quilt.
    Of course another option is basting on the floor if you are still young enough to get up from the floor when you are done! I'm not.
    K

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  3. Gorgeous! You are the queen of saturated color, Mrs. Mel! Thanks for the recipe! ;0)

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  4. Gorgeous!Just Gorgeous! I love this piece.

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  5. Anonymous1:41 PM

    You are so amazing and talented what a wonderful quilt. Thank you for sharing. Liz H

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous. I am so afraid of big color - this makes me want to go buy lots of luscious colors and go for it.

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  7. O my word! I'm in heaven, I just stumbled across your blog and feel that I'm in some kind of wonderful sister universe. Love love LOVE!

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  8. Love the bright cheerful colors!

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  9. I've never made a quilt before, but my sister in law is pregnant and would love to make a keep sake for their first baby - I LOVE this quilt - would this be too difficult for someone who has never quilted before?

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