Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Making progress

I've been working on a new quilt design for a couple of weeks.  There will be two alternating blocks set on point.   And of course some applique!  


The blocks are traditional with my own little twist.  Traditionally the Rose of Sharon quilt block has rose buds in the corners.  Mine will have the blue and red gingham Pomegranates instead.  They are easier to make and just looked better to me.


Of course this quilt will be scrappy, keeping the color placement the same in each block with different fabrics.  The only repeat will be the gingham.  Its in the same place in each block.  


The inspiration for this design was the gingham and nine patches.  One day a couple of weeks ago when doing a little Studio organizing I ran across a baggy full of red gingham scraps and about 90 blue nine patches.  The original idea for them was to make something quick and small.   Well...it grew one afternoon as I sat drinking my much need coffee and flipping through an old book.
The blocks in the book finish at 15", my blocks are bit over sized finishing in the quilt at 22.5.  The border in the book is nice but you know me, I gotta be different.  I'm still working on the details of the pieced inset borders.  Nothing set in stone just yet.


I started pulling fabrics, doing math, made a test block and realized that I'm going to need more fabric for this huge quilt(95 x 95).


No time for real shopping.  So with a few clicks on the computer ....and my dotty fabric is here!  Now I can finish the first applique block.  





~ Lea Anne ~



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21 comments:

  1. 2 very nice blocks, so far I have not done any blocks on point but must try sometime soon

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  2. this is going to be beautiful x Love these colour choices x

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  3. That's it...I'm going to have to stop reading your blog. I want to make every quilt you make!! This one is really speaking to me, though, and I am really looking forward to seeing your finish.

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  4. Lol....I was thinking the same thing, Ramona! very pretty-I need to play with colors more!

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    2. Autocorrect and I are not friends!!!
      Have you ever attended the Shipshwana quilt show? Is it worth a 3 hr drive? Thanks!

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    3. Nope, I'd like to. My sister in law lives not to far from there, maybe I could use her for my bed and breakfast!

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  5. Lovely blocks so far! I can't wait to see more!

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  6. Ramona's reply is too funny, but she's right about every quilt you make being sooo tempting Lea Anne! I love how you are placing the fabrics and love the change to pomegranates!

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  7. That looks so pretty. Love your colors!

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  8. How pretty! I'm looking forward to seeing the end result.

    Joyce

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  9. Wow! That's going to be beautiful. I don't know how you get so much done! You have the farm and a guy in your life and still get quilts actually finished! I have nothing like that and don't get nearly as much done. Good for you! You rock! XO

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  10. Gorgeous blocks! I absolutely love the colors and can't wait to see this all together.

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  11. It's interesting to me how you take an idea and then switch it up to make it your own. I'm not there yet.

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  12. That`s are going to be fabulous ans cançt wait to see it!

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  13. This is so charming--love the red gingham!

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  14. LOVE these two blocks...and the big size! I can not wait to see your finished quilt. I, too, love the red gingham.

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  15. Another gorgeous quilt in the works. I don't like doing applique, but I really like the quilts that use it well. Yours always do.

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  16. I love your blog, your designs, that you understand working in silence isn't weird(many think I'm weird), no TV for me either. I'm done with the Cherry quilt you designed...love it! I would love to follow and make this quilt with you as well. Thank you for sharing yourself with us, you have have amazing talent!

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