Monday, 19 August 2013

Playing with Colours - Again

As you would have noticed I am playing around with a lot of different designs at the moment due to being on leave at the present. As usual, overflowing with ideas and spending lots of time on my trusted EQ7.

I am still working away on my Disappearing Four Patch Country quilt...done most of the cutting, finally worked out the pressing of the seams and starting to produce the units in assembly line style.

At the same time I had a bit of a look through my stash...amazing what is in there. Some years ago I bought a lot of solid/tone-on-tone type fabric of different colours. I think the idea was to make a type of star quilt that would have a graduation of colour across the quilt top. Well, that idea was left behind and the fabric has just been sitting there. So, I trialled a few different things, but in the end decided to keep it simple otherwise I am running the risk to loose momentum on my enthusiasm to make a dent in that stash.

This is the first instalment of what I came up with. Simple, very colourful and easy to construct. That's what I am into at the moment...strip piecing and assembly-line construction. Set together with another block in an interesting layout, this makes for a nice children's quilt.

What do you think? As you can see I collected these very bright primary colours. I have meters of some of that and it just needs to be used up. Not sure what to call this block other than Four Patch. Hmm...maybe too simple.

I will make a few more of these blocks together with an alternate block and have a bit of a look at my idea.

It's Monday, so I am linking up to Anything Goes Linky Party by Stitch by Stitch.



  1. Beautiful colors and so well pieced together! Love to see the quilt finsished!

  2. Nah, not to simple at all. When the quilting goes in it will all of the sudden be something really special!

  3. visiting from anything goes link up - this is really great. Love the colours.

  4. This will make a great children's quilt! I can't wait to see it quilted! You should know by now I am a big fan of your quilting;) I'm a little jealous you have the's on my wish list!!

  5. I like the way you can just put them together. Your pink designs are so attractive and comforting and homely.


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