Friday, November 28, 2014

bringing it all together...


this week I was able to piece TWO quilt tops from the blocks I've been working on for RSC14. even though the rainbow 9 patches were a last minute addition (I didn't start them until September) I did work through all the colors using my suitcase of 3" squares. I just pieced each 9 patch using colors that were very similar in value, with a Kona white center. considering that I had NO IDEA or plans on what I would do with them when I was done, I am beyond thrilled at how it turned out!!! (this quilt finished at 43"X53")
 
when I laid the blocks out on the design wall, I realized that I was just a few blocks short. so I pieced the 5 white blocks with the colored center, and put them at the dividing line of lighter/darker blocks. I lovelovelove how the quilt is all pastel on the top, and darker and vivid on the bottom. I got the inspiration from a couple quilts on my RSC pinterest board 
 

this quilt is another one of my Sudoku quilts. I pulled 9 3" blocks of red, pink, orange, yellow, green, aqua, blue, purple and brown. I laid the blocks out according to a Sudoku solution, so there are no two alike colors in any row or column. with a few extra squares as a top and border, it's complete. (the flimsy measures 39"X51")
 
I have to say, though, that I don't like this quilt as much as the first. even though the baby soduku quilts turned out so cute, they were a more controlled color palette, using only 3 colors of different values. note to self: using 9 different colors, of (almost) 9 different fabrics each, leads to a muddled looking quilt. I'm especially disappointed since I had picked out some of my favorite fabrics to use in this quilt.
 
I have 5 (!) more RSC14 quilts planned. hop on over to see a sneak preview, and why I'm making so many! click on over to so scrappy to see some more of the RSC quilts- they're all beautiful!

8 comments:

scraphappy said...

Two quilt tops in a week! Most impressive. The nine patches turned out beautifully. What a great layout.

Kate said...

Beautiful scrappy quilts. Congrats on getting all those blocks into finished flimsies. You have some fun plans for 2015!

make.share.give said...

Love your 2014 Rainbow Challenge top. That's my favorite little block to make. The white with a colored center is the perfect addition.

Nell's Quilts said...

Your sudoku quilt is scrap happy. You've been so productive this week. Great job!

katie z. said...

I love the first quilt!

Kathy S. said...

The nine patch blocks are an awesome addition to the quilt. They really break up the colors and give the eye a place to go. Nice job!

LA Paylor said...

the white blocks with a little color center just made the quilt! Honestly it would have not been nearly as exciting with out the burst of white, design-wise. It;s a great lesson in design. And, now I want to do one too! Thanks for the inspiration as I am not out of scraps yet, heh heh. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

Dasha said...

I like both the tops you've made, but possibly the first one better. Also love the scrappy one that was in the link as well. Lovely bright colours. Lucky kids to be gifted those!

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