Sunday, October 14, 2012

Orange "World" Quilt


Remember earlier this year when we made "blocks" measuring 55" wide x 6" tall? I put them together into a quilt which I named the "World Quilt" because the makers were from all over the  world. It now lives in Florida with the Quilting Violinist

I'm working on a similar quilt now. It will measure 60" x 60." It should be red-orange in the center, fading to stark white along the sides. Bits of other colors are okay. The strips were cut 1.5" wide.  They'll be about 1" when pieced, of course. A few at the top are already sewn together. I'm still playing around with it. That's the fun part though. I'll show you how it goes.


You need to view a lot of your stash to get this quilt together!



15 comments:

Bridget said...

This is going to be gorgeous! I can't wait to see how it progresses.

Tracee said...

Looking good.

Nifty Quilts said...

Ooh, I love these quilts!

Stacey said...

This is looking great....love the last photo of all the fabric everywhere....such a hassle to put it all back away :)

Linda said...

Love it!

Dolores said...

Interesting and fun.

Karen Kebinger said...

I love seeing all the fabric spread on the floor.
Watching the colors and textures come together to create an amazing swath of color.
Such a simple idea that becomes a wonderful quilt!

Jackie said...

Love it!

beth said...

This will be gorgeous. Love all that color!

Kim said...

Oh I love to pull out my stash mixing and matching colors and textures.... it's putting it away I'm not so darn good at! The thumb nail of this picture on my blog looks like looking up into the sun from the underside of fall foliage. It's gonna be a stunner!

Happy Sewing

quilter501 said...

Interesting, isn't it! I have a stash that probably fills 1/3 of my house.....and I'll bet I couldn't find 3 pieces of orange. I never realized it until now. Do I have an aversion to it??????? Think so. But I love how this is coming together

Unknown said...

its so exciting watching you work.

liz said...

I am in LOVE with this quilt! Thanks for sharing! I hope you don't mind, but i've been looking for an idea for a wall quilt for our family room and I think I've found it!

I am constantly creating enormous scrappy messes - wonder how you deal with the cleanup. Any tips for me?

Selvage Quilter said...

Hi Liz,

I think that's a great idea to make a quilt like this for your wall. Show us when you're done.

I have no suggestions about managing a scrap quilt fabric mess. Haha. Just big plastic scrap bins, I guess. Happy quilting!

Karen

PatSloan said...

sooooooooo love this quilt!