11 January, 2010

Colour Blocks

A while back I shared with you an improv colour block I made as a sample for my Improv Class. That pile of scraps has developed into a full-blown obsession.  So far I've made 16 blocks (at 16 inches square).  A good dent has been made on the scraps, but I still want to make more. I'm aiming for 25 in total.

Here is the first round of blocks.  I took these photos on our plain white new curtains, hence the stained glass effect.





My goal is to get the blocks together and the quilt finished in time to submit to the Quilt Canada 2010 Invitational.  I see lots of late nights sewing in my immediate future.

19 comments:

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

So the blocks don't really have black outlining to make a stained glass look, it's just the light behind the curtains, right? They really look stained glass! Lovely blocks, great job.

HipHome said...

I was wondering the same thing..did you outline each fabric somehow? They look amazing!

Jenny said...

inspiring, gorgeous option for stash busting! thanks.

Anina said...

Wow, so pretty! It makes me wonder if one could make curtains like that...

Katie B. said...

Gorgeous. I love the rectangle of white in each block.

Andrea said...

Gorgeous! My favourite is the oranges... these are so pretty. How will you put them together? will you sash them?

I love how it's a great scrap buster!

KateKwiltz said...

Keep going! These are beautiful!

Lee said...

I look forward to seeing it at Quilt Canada. I am excited it will be here in Calgary this year. Maybe we will cross paths there.

Trudi said...

These are gorgous!

amandajean said...

lovely!!!

Peggy said...

They are beautiful!

Cristin said...

Ah what a fabulous new obsession! I adore the green blocks... green always sucks me in :-) Can't wait to see how you finish it!

Kris said...

I love these blocks! I like that each one has that little piece of white that really make it pop!

Amy said...

Very pretty. That's going to be one BIG quilt! Do you have a plan for how you'll put them together?

Jessica said...

That quilt is going to turn out amazingly! I can't wait to see what those late nights of sewing create!

sew happy Stacy said...

I love the color blocks!! They are so cool. It makes me want to do something like that. I wonder if my scrap pile is big enough. = >

Diane said...

Those look beautiful! Don't know when your target is, but keep going!

brown robin said...

Those are fantastic! They really do look like window paynes of stained glass. Make more, make more! Quilt Canada will be lucky to see them in person.

dillpickle said...

They are really lovely. I really like the stained glass effect too! The light coming through the fabric looks really pretty.