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:

  1. 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)

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

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  3. Fun project--great idea to prep the blocks!

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

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

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  6. 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

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

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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!

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

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

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  12. Your color choice and arrangement are stunning!

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

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  14. 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 :)

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

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  16. 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.

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

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  18. The colors you chose are awesome together Cyndy!

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