A Block for Lizzie by Terryt1955

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Converging corners
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-07-22T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-07-22T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

Joining in on helping Jess make a quilt for her neighbor Lizzie who needs some cheering up. After reading Jess's call for help I dove into my stash and decided to experiment before committing to the project. It wasn't all that bad and following the semi  tutorial  over at Film in The Fridge I have now officially made my first "modern" block. Yay! Looking forward to getting some cuter focal fabric for the next one.
 
Excuse the picture. Night light made the fabric look dull and lifeless.

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True

I love this...so you and I have now both taken the dive into modern quilting!!! It was scared I must say...:-)

Terryt1955

So True (like that play on words). I was thinking to myself that I must go to the fabric store and update my stash with some basic modern fabrics that a year ago I totally steered clear of. I just didn't have the feel for them. Now after countless hours cruising the various blogs I can honestly say I've been converted. Oh the turquoise, lime green,reds and oranges (yes oranges Caribousmom !) on a crisp white background!

True

Terryt1955 I had never used white in a quilt until this winter and now I am never out of it:-) LOL...but this block was much more improv and modern than anything else I have ever done and it was hard on my brain but I liked it once got hang of it!! I tend to think I fall somewhere in the middle of traditional and modern as while I look at other's truly modern quilts and like what I see it is not what I enjoy making...but who knows what future holds eh? I don't tend to do quilt with a lot of negative space and I know in part this is moy love of straight line quilting...but if I have learned nothing else in quilting it is that one evolves all the time!

Caribousmom

I love this, Terry! And I love that both you and True are stepping out of your comfort zones a bit and trying something new. One of the things I love about the modern quilting movement is the liberating feeling that comes when you design and improvise according to your own sensibilities, and using colors in unique and interesting ways. Don't want a border? Don't make one! Don't want to worry about every block being perfect? Make them wonky! Want to use all dot fabric? Do it! I also love that the new white is gray :) But white is still my all time favorite color to use in a quilt!

Juicyapplecreations

I totally agree , Caribousmom. Well said! I like being able to put my own mark on my projects.

Terryt1955

Caribousmom Whoa!! Baby steps needed here. I'm not ready for gray yet, LOL!

Caribousmom

Oh, just you wait, Terry - gray is in your future...I feel it!!! LOL

Caribousmom

p.s. Just look at that little pop of orange there!!! You are totally stepping out!

Jess

Thanks sooo much! It looks great! I would never have guessed it was your first "modern" blkock

True

I am so ok wih orange but what is this gray you speak of;-)!!! LOL Terryt1955 and caribousmom

True
True

Terryt1955 I think I see the colors needed for your Threadbias community quilt block in this block??!!!!!

Terryt1955

True , how funny that you say that. I was just thinking the same thing when I was putting it in the envelope for Jess quilt for Lizzie. I have the fabric, I just need the kick in the butt!

True

Terryt1955 consider this a virtual kick;-). You HAVE to have a block in this quilt...pick an easy one please....

Terryt1955

True hahaha! I felt it all the way here in California.

True
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