Saturday, April 11, 2015

Rainbow Scraps at the Quilt Retreat

I decided to work on some more scrappy paper foundation-pieced Briar Patch blocks during the guild retreat ... with the goal of making ALL of the rest of the blocks I need, in the colors that I need them.  The colors of the day for me yesterday were red, pink and PURPLE, putting me in sync with the Rainbow Scraps Challenge this weekend.

Here are three of the six purple blocks I made yesterday.

Purple Briar Patch Blocks

The end of the paper piecing phase of this quilt project is in sight. Yay! You're maybe as sick of seeing them on my blog as I am of piecing them ... next up is arranging and rearranging on the design wall, adding the plain squares and setting triangles and cutting fabrics for the pieced inner border of half-square triangles.

Before returning to the retreat this morning, I had to put them up on the design wall to double check the blocks/colors needed.  So now, the in-progress quilt looks like this:

All the Briar Patch blocks made so far

That perfect backing fabric that I found on Massdrop has been shipped and is on the way.  I'm also thinking it will work for the outer border if there is enough. Who knows?  If I continue to push to get this top pulled together, perhaps I'll make enough progress to be ready for it when it arrives.

Updating this post to link to Angie's WIPS Be Gone list–now that all the blocks are pieced, the end is in sight.

21 comments:

Julierose said...

Very nice use of purples--hugs, Julierose

Elaine M said...

Will be lovely when done. Nice purples. Love the bright golden orange.

Scrappy quilter said...

That is going to be one beautiful quilt when done. I love that block. I've never seen it before.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love that block design (I am not a paper piecer, but this one is tempting).

BEAUTIFUL colors . . .

Terri said...

Looking good. Love the blocks and the design wall. You always make the prettiest quilts.
Hugs

Marei said...

This is coming out beautifully. Good luck on continuing to move this along.

katie z. said...

Your blocks and quilts are fabulous!

scraphappy said...

Perfect backing fabric. The blocks make a great collection. Coming along so well.

Karen said...

Lovely blocks. This will be an amazing quilt.

QuiltSwissy said...

i would NEVER EVER EVER get tired of seeing this quilt!

since you wouldn't send me the feathers and I had to start my own, I am willing to take this one.

glen: just send it on to Louisiana when you finish it, OK?

PaulaB quilts said...

What a fantastic pattern. It scares me to death. The rainbow effect is lovely. Will make a gorgeous finish.

Jennifer said...

holy camolie! that's quite the quilt! very stunning- I love it!

Mystic Quilter said...

This is a delight! Such a lovely pattern and ideal for Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Love the way you're setting the blocks.

Sheila said...

What unique blocks. Modern. Looking forward to seeing your quilt come together.

LA Paylor said...

I guess I missed the pattern source?? Tell me the post with it and I'll come read all about how I, too, could make a couple of these architectural looking blocks. Love what you are designing. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

joe tulips said...

I won't tire of looking at them at all! But I totally understand the getting tired of making them part. Are you sewing today too?

Cathy said...

Yes...I still love these and am not tired of looking at them.

desertskyquilts said...

The minute I saw those purple ones, my heart said, "Oooooooohhhh!" The arrangement looks so lovely!

Karen Ackva said...

Very stunning, Sophie! I like the way your rainbow quilt is coming along! ;-)

LynneP said...

Loving this! Where did the pattern come from?
jlpfeffer at gmail dot com

Magpie Sue said...

Wow, this will be worth it in the end! What you have so far looks spectacular!

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