Monday, April 11, 2016

A Weekend of Applique

Two more blocks finished up for my solids challenge quilt. The goal is to finish one a month and though I was behind with the March block, I quickly made up for that by finishing it and the April block over the weekend. Woohoo! I had to add a tiny bit of print for the birds eye 'cuz all the solids looked odd.
March and April blocks done
So far it's been a fun, simple project. Not nearly as stressful as I thought it could be, working with pure solids combined with applique! I've also finished up the applique bits for my gold and blue improv. string blocks pictured below. Still need to sew the rectangle units with the applique to the string blocks, but in the meantime I've been playing with them on the wall.
Just playing
Hmm... Not sure what I'm doing with this particular quilt, but the fabrics are definitely working their charm for me. I will have nine blocks in all which feels like a good start for something. Something quite nebulous for now as I can't quite picture where I'm going! It's been a different kind of project for sure. The applique addition was an impulsive move, but one that felt right. And for now, that's all I have to go on. What feels 'right'......

Linking to Moving it Forward Monday!

18 comments:

  1. I especially love the applique in the improv blocks. Though at first glance I saw them as fingertips, so I've been inventing all kinds of entertaining stories about them...

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  2. Like the colors in the second project!

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  3. I do like your colour combo in your improv blocks, look forward to seeing this progress!

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  4. Improvisation is taking very interesting way. It seems to be another pretty quilt :)

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  5. The improv block look interesting, curious how it will continue. By the way thanks for the kind comment on my blog. Aurora

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  6. Oh those colors are magic! I love your addition of the small applique shapes. Very interesting indeed.

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  7. I love your appliqué addition to the string blocks!

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  8. Cute applique blocks and I love the fabrics in your string piece.

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  9. Fun, fun, fun. I can't wait to see all those adorable applique blocks together.

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  10. Very fun and Springy applique pieces! Yes, those fabrics in your improv blocks are charming!

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  11. How interesting to add appliqué to your strings. I love gingham! Really nice as part of the sashing. I must remember this.

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  12. The improv blocks are very interesting. You could teach a class on doing improv.

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  13. Such a rebel, sneaking in a little bit of print on a solids quilt! What will the quilt police say? ;)

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  14. Those blocks will be talking to you before long!

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  15. Your process is fascinating to watch, can't wait to see what this grows into.

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  16. Oh I love to check in and see what you are up to!! Love all your creative quilts and blocks! Hugs, Mary

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