What happy fabrics! I'm looking forward to seeing how these work up into her quilt. This is my first mystery quilt and it's hard to pick out fabrics when you have no idea how they're actually going to be used....
This is so much fun to watch and I am so impressed as if I had to translate and pick out fabric I would be in deep trouble!
True ahh you know it gets really scary when you read "lime" and know what colour that is but you are absolutely not able to translate that into your own language ...
Sandyquiltz oh yes it's not easy to pick - so I jsut went with fabrics that would match and I knew I had the right yardage off - which left me -luckily- with not much to pick from
I've heard some rumours about your personal trouble shooter.....Watch out or she will lead you astray.
I just read the clue about 30 minutes ago, and your already half done with it!!!! You go! Me I am out the door to hopefully not have to fight too many crowds, need a few things including some more background fabric for this project, I seen it on clearance the other day. They we are going geocaching. Might get this clue done tonight sometime.
16muddyfeet well I have the little advantage of being ahead of you - time wise ... and having a free friday, not having black friday and of course having all my fabrics (hopefully) - I wouldn't mind the distraction of geocaching though ..
Good on ya, Leo!
Wow you have been very busy!!
Thanks both of you - I really didn't want to get behind. And as I don't have any lectures on Fridays I decided to give at go yesterday evening / night. Now I can enjoy the weekend with family wihtout having the thought of getting behind bug me ... Becuase I know myself if I get behind I might never catch up.
Yay! Those four patches look good!
Ok I came over to double check your colors for you from the other comment. I see white as your background, Love the blue as your constant color, Now you need 3 colors..........I only see two, Yellow, and Green. Find a third color and your quilt will look awesome. When it comes to using the yellow and the green and the mystery 3rd color, since you have solids and checks, do each step using half solids and half checks. Or use solids in one of the colors, and the checks in the other color. Add some pink, purple, or light orange. Let me know what you decide. But find that 3rd color, it will ease your stress.
ahh my thrid colour is orange another solid .. I just have the yardage taht is necessary in those colours ... the orange just didn't make it on the picture the nigth I chose the fabrics.
ohh you mean like using the cheques for the lime and the solids for aqua and the orange for the purple .. so rather go with print/solid than with colour ... hmm interessting .. well I still have some time before I need to make the decision...
Strandkorbtraum Perfect, now if you decide to go half and half checks/solids or go solid with one and checks with the other, that choice is yours, it will look good either way. Also depending on what she has us doing with those, you could choose then too. Like if you have to sew yellow and green together, do one solid, the other check. Switch it half way to the other way around too. It is YOUR quilt. Mysteries are always fun, you never know what it will look like. Bonnie's are always good though. Can't wait to see your geese.
16muddyfeet so my "purple" was put to use finally ... and I think I will go with colour and not solid - printed - aye it's my quilt and I can only blame myself if I make any wrong decisions ... but then it will be such a mix that it probably won't matter what fabric is where..
You guys crack me up on this thread. The quilt is a mystery, the dialogue is a mystery but I can tell you guys sure are having fun. It's kind of like The Amazing Race.
How are you adding the squares?
Sewnsew well I make one big square (=the geese) then I add 2 small squares on the diagonal and then sew like you would sew HSTs - what you see on the picture is that thing cut in half and ironed.
What's left is to sew another small square to the orange triangle - again sewing like a HST on the diagonal beginning at the orange tip and ending in between the two blue triangles - then cut it open again ..
Ohhh ok! I'm so glad!!!!
Sewnsew haha were you fearing of having to trouble shoot? and make me cut out all the pieces again and sew them together differently?
16muddyfeet Thank you for the link. I'll be using it soon, as I want to use flying geese again instead of the outer border on Kathy Doughty's Folk Art Birds.
Good on you, Leo, getting them all cut out. Now we just need to work out a system to keep making the blocks.
Sewnsew hehe aye like sunday afternoon 14:35 - 17:45 --> Easy Street Piecing
Ahh I guess there is no use in doing here a bit and there a bit, I will just have to sit down and do it. Use one of my free Fridays.
Oh I am so sorry here is a huge hug across the miles...good news is you cut them too big not too small!
True ahh thanks!!
well I think it'S easier to cut them again, because I can cut strips and then sub cut the strips instead of cutting each of the squares - I have enough fabric, and I will just file it under"stupid thing"-addition to the scrap basket.
Love picture of the snow!!
Sounds like a round of applause and congratulations are in order!!
Congratulations on getting into your Masters course. That is really wonderful news!!!! Easy Street is looking GOOD!!!
Sewnsew Tahnks! now I just need to send them more documents and move myself again halfway across the country - I guess I will walk around with a stupid grin on my face for next couple of days just because I know what I will do once February is over ...
Aye I'm set on getting started on step 8 on Friday ... are you enjyoing your holidays?
Strandkorbtraum It is worth the moving.....Before I know it, I will be calling you Dr Strandkorbtraum!
Sewnsew Haha I hope not - I never wanted to do a university career. I always wanted to become a firefighter or carpenter or gardener. It's just that I had the grades so I decided to at least give university a shot, so I wouldn't regret it later ... well and here I am, still wanting to do a hands on job, but thinking the same - you won't forgive yourselve if you don't try.
LOL you crack me up! So is that the real layout? What does in empty spaces or do you now know yet?
Block B goes into the gaps - I haven't put it together yet ... geez it's huge - I guess I will need 3 beds so it won't dragg on the floor
Congrats on getting into your master's course Herr Dr! Loving the the layout of block A and I hope Block B isn't going to be too busy to distract form "A". It's beautiful as is! If it was me I'd put a glorious piece of white in there and call it a day but I guess that's not the point of your QAL.
As for the size it can be one big picnic quilt that can sit an entire classroom!
Terryt1955 hahah .. yeah I'm goign to introduce the "green classroom concept" to university and offer my quilt as "seminar room".
Well Block B is more of the same basic units, but the block is a little clamer - it really is a scrappy quilt (well supposed to be)
Exactly, the green classroom! Perfect! Can't wait to see Block B!
I love these gingham plaids, nice color effect.
I love your color combo!
LOVE how your quilt is coming along!!!! beautiful!
Truly this is gorgeous and so different as your choice of fabrics stand out. Just love it...you are so right it is huge!
True well yeah that's me .. I couldn't just go with the colours everyone else was using .. nor resist mixing gingham with solids ...
Aye it's huge - but my window is huger ...
Leo, first I gotta just say...you crack me up!! I always love reading your infos and comments. ;)
Second, you did a Fabulous job, this looks amazing! Glad you made it thru the ordeal alive!! snicker You have a beautiful quilt in your future. :)
Allpatchedup ahh let's talk about surviving it when I'm done quilting it - of course I have no idea how to quilt it ...
Very cool. The design shows up wonderfully as your fabrics did the trick to make it pop. Nice job.
Strandkorbtraum LOL ok, no talk of survival until the quilting stage has come to an end. ;)
I wish you luck.....see you on the other side.
Strand, AWESOME job! When I saw the first photo, it looked like stained glass! Cant wait to see how it looks when its quilted!
Jodyrose Thanks - well yeah it get's that stained glass effect because I pinned it to my curtains in my attmpts to get a picture oft he whole thing.
Fabulous! Love it!
Great top! I really like the gingham and it is nice to see it in a less scrappy version. I thought about participating in Easy Street when it came out, but was overwhelmed by the fabrics.
corginole thanks! yeah I was a bit scared when I started but I had someone who promised to cheer me on if I got into trouble. And back then I didn't have enough "scraps" of any of the colours so I just went with fabrics I knew I had enough of to fit the requirements. And I have to say I like it that mine doesn't look even a bit like any of the others ..
Strandkorbtraum Google extra wide backing fabric. Plush Addict have some in at over 2m wide and I have seen some at Lady Sew and Sew as well. This is beautiful. I don't think it needs a border. Lovely as is. Good luck with finishing this one
Gorgeous- I agree with +Capetowngirl- no border needed, and if you can swing the extra wide- by all means, otherwise, I think you could just do three panels of a solid or maybe a print- a pretty floral might looks nice - something picking up the colors a bit???
I made this quilt too. Just bought fabric for the border - 1 inch deep color (purple) and 4.5 inch turquoise blue. I plan on quilting an all-over pattern. I like the idea of an XXL block; I do that sometimes too.
So lovely Leo- and what a job turning all those four patches- just fantastic and it looks wonderful!
Thanks Mymble ! I have now done the back - a giant star, but I don't have a flat surface large enough to take a picture, I will have to wait till cleaning day and use the hall ..
A Giant Star sounds great- will look forward to cleaning day!