Monday, November 2, 2015

Scrap-A-Palooza! Quilt # 18 Part Four



One of the things I love about scraps is they really lend themselves to playing with color.  And the current Scrap-A-Palooza is definitely an exercise in color!




 The last time I shared my progress, I had just finished the center nine blocks.  The thinner chain blocks all fade from dark blue to a medium blue and the fatter teal blocks in the corners all have the darkest shade to the outside.




I decided I needed 4 more chain blocks - but for colors, I faded these from a medium blue to a dark plummy purple.




 The first was a straight forward chain block but I changed up the sizes of the squares - largest to the outside and getting smaller at the center..



For the second block, I went with bigger squares and strategically placed some low volume prints to give a stronger illusion of an X.




This one was made from four patches in the corners and a larger center square.



 And finally, I went with a smaller scale for these squares.




The next four blocks I made are a lot more interesting! 
For these blocks, I gave them a bit more sparkle by ending with a brighter purple.



 The first block was a combination of shapes.




In this one, I just played around with smaller squares.  It is by far the scrappiest block. 



I wanted to add in some interest with this block - visually very different than the rest.




And another block using triangles - just because I liked the first one so much!




 This is how it looks on my design wall right now.  I have really enjoyed making each block and seeing it grow.  All of the fabrics were in my scrap bins - some blocks coming together easily and some really requiring some digging.

 Next, I think I will tackle the four center sides.  I have loads of purple scraps that I think will work nicely.  It is my favorite color so I look forward to playing with them!


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20 comments:

  1. This is really fun - watching variations build on variations. Can't wait to see where it takes you next!

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  2. I love where this is going! Beautiful!!

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  3. Gorgeous! You're very good at coming up with the right dimensions!

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  4. Thank you for sharing the growth of this quilt. It's been an interesting exercise in mix and match block patterns. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

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  5. This is coming together so cool! I can't wait to see how it finishes. Love the color wash effect.

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  6. what a thoughtful quilt. I love seeing the different photos and reading about the way you've put them together. Can't wait for the next installment.

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  7. I love how this is coming along. The change from green to purple is really neat.

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  8. Love the graduating colors! As usual, you are an inspiration. :D

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  9. Your design wall is beautifull with those blocks, sure they will make a gorgeous quilt. Good Job!

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  10. Watching you work on this is like getting in your mind. It's a real intellectual exercise and so satisfying when the idea becomes reality. The gradations of color and size are so complex and interesting. Love the purple. From the photo I can't tell how bright the center of the lime block is. I could spend hours looking at it. Good going!

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  11. That is going to be a gorgeous quilt! I love how all the blocks have the chain theme, but every one is unique. The color changes are wonderful too!

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  12. This scrap is very interesting and eye-caching!

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  13. Love this colour combination, and how they are all blending so well. You're the scrap quilt whisperer!! ;-)

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  14. This is coming along beautifully. Thank for showing us the progress and how you think about it. That's a great inspiration.

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  15. I love how much cohesiveness there is with all of the scrappiness. Really great progress

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  16. Beautiful colors. Looks like you are having lots of fun with this one.

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  17. This quilt just gets better and better. I love the direction you're heading with it.

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  18. love the colors and that you are using up your scraps! it's looking lovely, can't wait to see it finished

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  19. Looking good! Great idea to combine squares and triangles blocks!

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