Friday, May 27, 2011

Progress Report

I just thought I'd show you a little something of the progress of my latest quilt project.


This week has been an all or nothing week; with much time "wasted" (you know ~ internet browsing, shopping, hair appointment, catching up with friends ~ the fun stuff)  in between bursts of frantic piecing, usually late at night.


Once all the Half Square Triangles were pieced I played with the layout for quite some time, arranging and re-arranging the unit orientation as well as the color sequence with which I am now (finally) pleased.  I am still considering adding sashing strips between some or even all of the rows.


Fabrics used:  Alexander Henry ~ Heath (Black) as well as Kaffe Fassett - Shot Cottons, except for the solid black fabric which is Robert Kaufman ~ Kona Cotton (Pepper)


Loving working with (semi) solids!
Rita

61 comments:

  1. I hope you don't sash! It is stunning just the way it is. Love this one!!

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  2. i love it!! it looks great the way it is!!

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  3. Don't sash it Rita, it's fantastic as it is. Beautiful

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  4. I absolutely love it! Somehow looks Native American... Maybe it would look nice if you have the arrows pointing in opposite directions?

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  5. This is looking really cool, Rita! I'm having a similar week, but you've got me beat on piecing.

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  6. that beauty! always surprises with his designs

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  7. Yeah, yeah, yeah, very cool! I like the sashing between the colors. Brilliant arrangement!

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  8. You have arranged it perfectly, in my opinion! But I am so curious what some other configurations would have looked like.

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  9. I've been thinking about fish bone, I love it. So much beautiful!!!

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  10. Ups and downs! I love the layout. Can't wait to see the finished project!

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  11. ooo I love this. I like the use of grey as a neutral instead of black or white. I might have to try that with some of my projects too. Love the layout and the bright colours too. Love all of it.

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  12. Ooops, by grey I meant the print and how it looks grey from a distance :)

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  13. Wow, this is amazing! No sashing emphasizes the two directional Escher-esque qualities of the design, and I love the way that the spectrum of colors pops against the Heath grey.
    In my book, that's a lot of progress in a week!

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  14. I love this layout of blocks & colours too .... it will be splendid

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  15. This is incredible! My unsolicited opinion is no sashing too. Just wow!

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  16. i love it. i love it. i love it???
    I LOOOVVVVEEE IT! :-)
    brilliant color arrangement!

    simsey

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  17. Sometimes simple is best... will go hunt for solid colours at my favorite shop now, cause I need to play with them.

    Absolutely beautiful work-in-progress, I look forward to seeing it completed

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  18. Eeeks, that's GORGEOUS! I am inspired, I want to make....shame my fabric is all packed away for our move! I shall keep my eyes peeled for the finished quilt.....thanks for the motivation.

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  19. Wow. So simple, but so effective and looks wonderful already!!

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  20. Sash, don't sash; sash some; I don't think it matters. When I saw the pictures I said "WHOA" out loud! This is special.

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  21. Love it just as it is! Stunning pattern and colour Rita. xo

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  22. I'm drooling! Love it soooo much :-)

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  23. Love it as it is. What colour sash would you use.

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  24. I'm loving this, Rita!

    ; )

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  25. this has to my one of my favourites - LOVE the colours. amazing!

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  26. It reminds me of an Indian blanket you'd find in a teepee. Pretty!

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  27. Super Cool! ! ! !
    I love this idea.
    hugs,
    Gerry

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  28. Oooo that background fabric is so pretty with all those colors!

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  29. Very fun! Love those HST. I agree no sashing, looks great the way it is!

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  30. Love it! Can't wait to see what you back it and bind it with!

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  31. Gorgeous! I love everything about it. Can't wait to see the finish!

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  32. These are amazing. They remind me of aeroplane jet streams, only much more colourful & pleasing to the eye! Jxo

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  33. No sashing, please. It looks good as you have it in your pictures. It makes the eye jump about and take in all the color and where the lines are going. Well done!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  34. those points are perfect! How do you do it? Always love your stunning work.

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  35. Love the impact of the fabrics in that pattern! I have been using the Heath in gray mixing with different prints and colors I love it!

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  36. This stopped me in my tracks!
    OMG Gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing this.
    Inspires me to get sewing this weekend.

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  37. You've done it again! Too lovely!

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  38. Just love it! Amazed how the AH heath looks so cool with the other colors!

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  39. I love it! The nubby look of the grey fabric is great. I didn't read through the comments, but I hope you leave it un-sashed: I think that the grey "geese" look great marching down the quilt while the rainbow geese head up.
    Sarah

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  40. As it has been said so many times before FABULOUS!

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  41. Very cool! Those saturated colors are so yummy with that graphic gray. Delish!

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  42. Oh my gosh, Rita, this is so striking and bold. I love it!

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  43. i.love.that.SO.much! what can't a HST do?

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  44. Only you could make me love that semi-solid. :) When you first showed the progress on the sewing, I wasn't wild about it... but now I am!!

    I love your work.

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  45. wow, this looks fantastic!
    I love this background fabric!

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