Tuesday, November 5, 2013

MSBHQAL


Yesterday I linked up the picture above to the QAL flickr group. That's my broken herringbone still in progress. I received comment from Molly that I'm allowed to join the final linky even though it's not finished. Pretty cool, right. So I worked on it until I completed the third row.


This is special kind of project to me. Those fabrics I use are not mine. I'm making the quilt top for a friend that runs fabric shop. She'll have it displayed in her shop and plans to take it to local quilt show to her booth as well. This is a bit dreaming out loud at this stage as we are talking 2014 here.

Anyway the reason why I wanted to join the QAL was because I fell in love with those rainbow blocks made by Molly but at the end I realized I only like it when placed in ROYGBIV order. I'm not only matching freak but I also have some kind of disorder when it comes to color placement, lol. I'm not able to appreciate the look and drama effect when placed in different order. This project was and still is quite challenge since those fabrics don't really match. The bottom part was a bit easier since there is lots of Urban mod line so it went together without too much hassle. Anyway I'm still unsure about the whole thing. The usual doubts some of us have.
 

There are some adjustments to be made before joining each strip together into rows. I should also make it a bit wider. It measures around 39x73". The question is if I should add a little strip made out of leftovers to the side. I worry that it would twist to much and wouldn't be worth it at the end since part of it would disappear in the binding. The other option is to make the sashing in between the rows wider. That way it would end up as 45x73". We'll see.

Thank you Molly for sharing your sparkle and encouragement. Great to see all those different versions made. Check it out at the linky here.

11 comments:

  1. I really love it! And can't wait to have it in my booth! I'm so lucky to have such a talented friend :)

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  2. I. LOVE. this(!!!!!!) The colors flowing across the quilt makes me indescribably happy. Please finish soon so we can partake in more said happiness :)

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  3. This is absolutely my favorite version of this quilt along. I love it without the sashing and have a hard time imagining it with. I suppose you could test it out, but I bet it is perfect as is.

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  4. That is absolutely stunning! And what a wonderful opportunity to have your quilt displayed not only in a shop but at a show! Congratulations!

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  5. I love how it softly fades in from the top, then gets bold in the middle and softly fades out at the bottom.
    Just. So. Pretty. I love it!

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  6. visiting from WIP Wednesday. This is amazing. the detail required to do the little white strips is amazing.

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  7. I absolutely love this. Your take on this was one of my favorites in the group, for sure!
    You forgot option #4: Make another column. ;) That would be what I voted for (but a lot more work, of course!)

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  8. I think this is really lovely. I too struggle using fabrics that aren't perfect matches to each other - I'm too ocd and I just want it to be right!! Can you be reassured that this look so perfect.
    I like it with the really thin sashing, and I'd skip the added edge. I just think it's gorgoeus just the way it is :-)
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  9. I just can't get over how perfect your seams are -- if I did that type of block I'd end up with a triangle - it would NOT be pretty --- or accurate, lol!

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  10. I think it's amazing! I love the blocks, such a cool design

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