Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Firecracker of a Quilt

I just finished sewing up the first block of my Summer Solstice quilt (with Happy Quilting) and I just had to share.  Like the weather, this quilt is definitely going to be Hot! Hot! Hot!





These blocks finish up at 24" and I will be making a total of nine of them for my quilt.  I wanted to try and use two background colors and I really like the effect on the block.   






I have sorted all the components into blocks and bagged them up.  So now, I can just grab a bag and sew up a block.and not spend a bunch of time searching for parts.



A bit of weeding and watering outside needs my immediate attention but I hope to get another block sewn up tonight. 

I am pretty excited about this one!






You can find information on Melissa's Quilt Along here.  I love her designs and she definitely hit this one out of the park!  Thanks Melissa!



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19 comments:

Nancy said...

Your colors are gorgeous together. Love the turquoise and coral together. (Assuming the colors are accurate on my screen....)
--Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That IS going ti be beautiful! I love the curved pieces - they make the block very unique!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Fun project--great idea to prep the blocks!

Colleen Potter said...

The lighter background colour really comes forward on my monitor-good start on your quilt - you're so organized !

Helen in the UK said...

Loving you colour/fabric choices :)

Charlotte M. said...

It looks really good. I love the two color background idea. Can't wait to get mine finished!

Gretchen Weaver said...

The block is so bright, I like it! Your quilt will be a beauty. I'll check out the Summer Solstice link, but I won't be participating. There just isn't enough time to make all the quilts I'd like to make. Blessings, Gretchen villacrestfarm@gmail.com

Kate said...

Very colorful and fun. Love the teal and orange fabrics together.

SandraC said...

So beautiful! I'm still stuck on sewing the drunkard's path blocks together. Maybe I should just aim to sew 6 per day and they will get done.

Jayne said...

This block is so cool! Or hot! Now that it's pieced, I love this one! That is such a great idea putting all the pieces into bags for a quick 'grab & go' project. This is yet another one of your quilts I'm anxious to see finished!

Jan A. said...

I love the colors. Can hardly wait to see it all together.

Kathi Riemer said...

Your color choice is lovely Cynthia. Thank you for the organization tip.

knitnkwilt said...

Your color choice and arrangement are stunning!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

It's going to look great! I've always thought coral/tangerine & teal a winning combo!

Melissa Corry said...

It looks awesome!!! It is so fun to finally get to see your 2 colored background come together and it is just incredible!!! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!! And your Piecing looks absolutely perfect!! Great job on getting this all put together and I can't wait to see the other blocks :)

propswife said...

I love the two colors in the background! I wish I had done mine that way. Can't wait to see the rest.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I love the effect you got with the two colour background. I hope to get my first block Pieced tonight. Did you have any difficulty ? I ask because my first centre, the 4 drunkards path units, is definitely leaning towards round rather than square. Although I'm sure I will be able to quilt it flat.

Sarah Goer said...

What a great, striking block! And I love that you've bagged yourself block kits. Great organization!

Lara B. said...

The colors you chose are awesome together Cyndy!

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