Sorry for the poor iphone photos.
This is going to be beautiful. Really love the bright colors.
Thanks! I'm excited to see how they all come together.
Wow this is going to be amazing love your fabrics!!
I'm really looking forward to seeing everything together - love the colors and shapes!!!
I love the color in these blocks. You have done a wonderful job. I can't wait to see them all finished.
Thanks Nexxus831 - I'm using the class as an exercise in scrap-busting. There's a lot of (white) background in them though so I'm not making much headway :)
Love the new blocks...how did you make them?
True - you cut a square 2.5 inches bigger than you want it to end up being and cut it in half diagonally. Then you just stitch and flip. You add strips that are longer than you need and trim it to size at the end.
Great colors. Looks like a lot of fun.
Sewexcitedquilts - thanks. It will be a challenge to put together though. I may try a quilt as you go technique with this.
Great quilt! I love the bottom middle block best! But they're all super duper fun! Doesn't a design wall make designing so much easier??!!
I love the colors and different blocks and the quilting is awesome. But what I like best is your attitude...and it is about the process, learning and having fun!! I want to try QAYG but the method I researched does not have sashing and some say do a 1/4" seam as usual and some say do a 1/2" and that would mess up the blocks I was thinking of trying it for...so thinking may have to just make a couple blocks and try it to see how it works.
I agree with True - your attitude of learning something new, going outside your comfort zone and not worrying too much about perfection ... is awesome! It is fun sometimes to just play and experiment and learn something new. That said, I think this is a terrific quilt - really fun quilting, fun blocks, happy colors!
Aizome I love my design wall - I didn't even try to put this top together until I had the design wall because I knew I'd have to play with it a lot before I was happy with the layout
True I do love the front but you'll notice I didn't show the back hahaha. I like pieced backs and I couldn't take that on along with trying to figure out the QAYG with sashing thing. So, I did even more experimenting with the back and it's a bit of a mess, design-wise. The sashing threw me off when it came to the design of the back.
Caribousmom Thanks Wendy. I do tend to obsess about perfection so I was proud of myself for being OK with whatever happened with this quilt. However, I'm not necessarily willing to share the ugly back. The construction is pretty good but the design of it is pretty bad :)
How fun! You chose gorgeous fabrics!
Fun, fun, fun. Love the bright primary colors.
Love seeing it done and what a great office quilt. Now I have three in my office and a pillow but get to look at them all by where they are located :-)
Definitely a quilt your students will enjoy studying while you "drone on". LOL, of course you aren't droning but don't all students think that's the case? Love the blocks and the finished quilt.
True I have 8 quilts up in my office - this one is the biggest, most are minis. I have stuff all over my office (legos, fun posters, quilts) to brighten up my workspace
Quilterinmotion I don't lecture in my office - students mostly come by when they need help with homework or analyzing lab data. I've had several of them comment that I have a great office with lots of neat stuff. The huge lego models (cars, a wind turbine, boats, planes) are big hits as are the funny posters.
I didn't realize it was hanging in your office. It looked large enough to be on a wall in a lecture hall. I'd love to visit your office. The huge Lego models....I can see them drawing attention. Love the quilt.
Wow, HawkFan!!! It is absolutely gorgeous!!!
That is a cool looking quilt!! Love the color and design....sure enough to cheer up your day at the office!
So amazing - and it has such a great feel for a science prof's office
Mymble Thanks Margaret. Just so long as they don't think I'm too wacky based on the wonkiness of the blocks
HawkFan No not at all! I think your version especially resonates because it is reminiscent of the artwork of Eric Carle and the blocks have a scientific feel - molecules, formulas, building blocks of matter- at least that's how I would see it if I were the student querying why my lab data didn't line up!!!