Saturday, January 18, 2014

Seeing Green

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I started an impromptu quilt this week.  It’s been a bit crazy here with sickies and lots of to-do’s…so a quick easy quilt was in order.

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I’m mixing some of my low volume fabrics with different shades of blue and green.  When I’m not too picky about “matching” my colors…I’m always happy with the outcome.

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(Shhh…don’t tell anyone I didn’t trim up my HST’s before sewing them together!) 

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I also managed a couple more of these blocks this week:

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After making a couple more of these it’s safe to say I’m not making anymore ever.  But they were fun and they stretched my skills…which is a good thing!

36 comments:

Nurdan Kulluk-Rennert said...

I like the calming colours. Are you making pinwheels? :)

Carie said...

An impromptu quilt sounds like just the thing for a busy week,and the colours are just gorgeous! I'm still amazed by how much you get done with three little ones around!

Olga Cabello said...

Very nice, it is lovely.

Kisses.

Olga

Diane-crewe said...

my lips are sealed ... who mentioned squaring up blocks ? lol x
nice block xx

KaHolly said...

Can't wait to see your impromptu quilt. Those star block are gorgeous.

Barbara said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished impromptu quilt since you are using my favorite colors. I would like to compliment you on your workmanship. Your piecing is so precise and the finished product is always something extremely well executed. You are an excellent quilter and seamstress.

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Love those fabrics!

Sarah Elliott said...

I love that blue & green palette. Your star block looks fabulous too!

Teri said...

The blues and greens are great. Love the star blocks, but those diamonds are fussy to put together.

Gina said...

I love the star blocks. They really pop.
I don't trim my HST's' either so your secret's safe with me

Gina xx

Pat said...

Those star blocks are gorgeous but I don't think they would be for me, either. :)
Your HST are looking good. Lovely, calming colors. The first quilt I ever made with HST, I didn't trim them because I didn't know any better. Honestly, for the time it takes to do it, I'm not sure it is that big a deal. So I won't tell on you, either. lol

Jayne said...

Beautiful star! Its nice to stretch and learn new skills, but its so fun to do a quick and easy quilt! HST are the way to go!

Auntie Pami said...

You can never have too many pillows...very nice block.

Rebecca Grace said...

What do you MEAN, you won't make any more star blocks ever? They are gorgeous!

I have also been struggling, swearing, and seam-ripping my way through pieced blocks that are just barely within my ability level, so I know what you mean. But before you swear off those beautiful stars forever, why don't you try increasing the scale? I don't know what size that block is, but I'll bet if you tried making one about 50% larger it would seem like a breeze to you after struggling through the smaller size blocks.

But I like your idea about moving back into your comfort zone with the quick and easy HSTs. I have a couple of books and magazines off to the side with easier projects that I have wanted to try, and it's probably a good strategy to alternate between projects that feel easy and those that make you question why you ever bought a sewing machine in the first place! ;-)

Yvonne Campbell said...

It looks like it will be a quick finish. I like the color choices.

Vio said...

I love your low volume fabrics. I need to start stashing some. I love solids but I need help stepping out of my comfort zone. Can't wait to see your quilt!

Lynne Tilley said...

Love your "quickie" quilt so far! Great combo. And those star points are just immaculate! Wow.

Judith Blinkenberg said...

Whatever you do is Awesome! Someday I plan to make a low volume quilt, someday. Your large blocks are beautiful!! Great work.

Carol said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt. I love sewing just need to work on my confidence!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Love the blues and greens - so soothing. And I'm swooning over your star blocks - those diamonds look TINY.

Julie

Tamie said...

The star block is stunning!

Steven and Ginger said...

Love, love, love your lone star!! I am going to attempt Lisa's lone star quilt in mccalls quilt magazine. Can't wait till all my fabric is available. Love your site and the great quilt inspiration you share.

Gooba Designs said...

The colors are wonderful and your star looks amazing, even though they were tough. You rocked it!

A Quilter's Mission said...

These are ALL so much fun! Love the low volume.

margaret said...

anything with green is a hit with me. Your blocks you say you will never tackle again are so colourful

Nita said...

I started an impromptu quilt with the " impromptu-along" last spring. Then accidentally packed it up when we moved. It is still in a box! Your post reminds me to go looking for it!

erica said...

Love where this quilt is going! Dreamy!

2paw said...

Green is my favourite colour and it is very cool and soothing!! Your star is lovely.

Wanda said...

Never say never! Your star blocks are gorgeous. Definitely worth the effort. They are on my to-do list, sooner rather than later.

Cloud CouCou said...

That star is so pretty, even if it looks very complicated!! Love the colours for the impromtu quilt it's going to be gorgeous :)

Debbie Rogowski said...

You made me really laugh out loud today when I read that you were never going to make another one of those blocks again. OH how I know that feeling.They are beautiful
I also can't wait to see what you are making with all those wonderful greens

Louise said...

Yeah,diamonds,yuk. I made one little block with eight points meeting in the center at a workshop. That's all I ever made... I like how you used the two backgrounds on the block to avoid having to set in that point into the middle of the diamonds. I saw that on "Sewing with Nancy" the other day, but she just used plain background all around. Yours makes it look more planned/ intentional and not like "cheating". Which I would totally do! Just want to say I love your color choices, they make me happy!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

So lovely! :)
Greetings from Finland
Hugs, Ulla

La La Kids said...

Your block is beautiful.... I love coming over to your blog, it always makes me feel so happy seeing that red chicken at the top of the page.... and of course seeing all your beautiful craft.

cristina maria said...

Os seus tutorias são bem explicados, pena que onde moro não tenha tecidos tão lindos!!
Obrigada por partilhar o seu conhecimento.

Jane said...

gorgeous! do you have any idea what the spot in the second last picture is? I'm looking for one to back a quilt I'm planning and I love this!!

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