Color Wheels Modern Quilt by Caribousmom

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Original design inspired by two patterns from modern quilting by jacquie gering and katie pedersen
Status:
Constructing Top
Started:
2012-07-04T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:
None

Description

I have been itching to do two things: 1. Start a project from Modern Quilting by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen, and 2. Use up the rest of my Terrain fabric that I had left over after stitching ^colors-of-spain-quilt

So today I started to play. I am constructing a quilt which is an interpretation of two quilt patterns in Quilting Modern (Blind Co-Pilot and Swirling Medallion).

Today I pieced two blocks (they measure at 14.5" unfinished). My plan is to have a lot of negative space in this quilt...so although you can't see it yet, there will be a lot of white when I'm done. Not sure yet how big this one will turn out to be. I'm just going to keep going until my fabric runs out!

July 5, 2012 Update: Made a few more blocks today and started playing with a layout. The bottom of a large block will actually extend into the row below, etc...Also making some little blocks to go between the big ones. Lots of experimenting with this one, but I'm so far enjoying the process.

Finally decided on a name for this one ... since the blocks look like they are wheels, and they are color saturated...I'm calling this Color Wheels :)

August 8, 2012: Still playing with layout - but I finally decided to reduce the negative space and set things diagonally...I started piecing some of the vertical rows...think this will be the final layout. Now I just need MORE blocks!

Pictures

Loves

April
Amanda
Rebecca

Comments

True

I have absolutely no idea how you make those blocks but they are very cool and of course love the fabric!

Caribousmom

They are actually REALLY easy to make...and very fun. If you've ever made wonky star blocks, that is essentially the same technique used here!

True

OMG who would have guessed...it simply amazes me what people come up with how creative! My wonky star quilt is not speaking to me since it got pushed to bottom of pile;-)

Robynie

Ooh, these are sweet! Great fabrics too.

Caribousmom

Thanks, Robynie . They come together quickly!

True

Oh my goodness look at the babies that were born today!!! Looks awesome:-)

Caribousmom

LOL thanks True

Rebecca

Fantastic!

Caribousmom

Thank you, Rebecca !

Jess

Very fun blocks and fabrics. Really like how this one if turning out. Will have to keep watching it's progress!

Quilt455

Wendy, I have never used white setting blocks in a quilt but I just love yours so I am going to give it a try. Once again, love these blocks.

Juline

Love it. Reminds me of a kaleidoscope.

Caribousmom

Thanks Jess - it is a bit addictive piecing...I'm enjoying watching it evolve.
Quilt455 I love white in quilts (I probably use it too much, but I love the clean feel of it). Thanks for your comment!! Juline I hadn't thought about a kaleidoscope, but now that you mention it, it does look a bit like one! I am enjoying the feeling of movement the blocks are developing. Thanks for your comment!

True

I love the new layout...now get sewing;-)

Caribousmom

LOL True ! I hope this one doesn't take me as long as the Star Friendship Companion Quilt did!

Mymble

I agree with Juline- reminds me of a kaleidescope...and the fabrics are fabulous...you use white and prints so well- this will be a beauty.

Caribousmom

Mymble thank you so much. I am so hooked on white in quilts...I keep thinking I should step outside my comfort zone and use another color, but I always come back to white!

Mymble

Ummm...know what you mean but I think you sort of have to let your instincts run until they take you in another direction...not force it...and especially when you are coming up with such a variety of combos-each one more beautiful than the last, and I imagine white-especially Kona Snow which is so luscious, will always be a good choice:)

Caribousmom

Thanks for the affirmation Mymble . You make a good point in that we need to trust our instincts. I think eventually we sort of find our "style" and where we are comfortable. I like to challenge myself, too. This quilt is very different than what I have ever done before...even though I am still using white LOL!

Janquilter

I love the way this looks with all the wonky piecing...however my linear thinking would not allow me to do something this free-form. The bright colors are great.

Caribousmom

Thanks Janquilter - it does take some "letting go" of what we are used to doing re: piecing...but I will say, the process is fun!

April

These look dreamy - definitely something I want to try. I love the colors and the neutral white background fabric. The wonkiness of the piecing really gives each one a lot of dimension and movement even - loving that.

Caribousmom

Thank you so much April . It is really an experiment in piecing for me...and there are times I wonder what the heck I am doing, so glad to hear it is working somewhat!! LOL

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