At Spring Quilt Market I connected with the designers at Sweet Bee Designs. This resulted in Lizzie Clark reaching out to invite me to participate in the Blog Hop for the release of her new fabric line, Wonder Full. It’s a lovely floral line with rich jewel tones and pretty pinks. I'm happy to be sharing two quilt tops with you.
The first thing I noticed when I received the bundle was how much I enjoyed the seven monochromatic pinks together. When I pulled those aside, what remained was the rich jewel tones: the navy/magenta/olive set of fabrics I used for my first quilt top.
In each project I chose a variation of my Planned Improv: All About Angles technique. This is a little more structured than my previous pieces as I altered the technique a bit to be more friendly for using one-sided fabric.
Once I created the units, I used my design wall to audition layouts. I initially planned for a straight layout, but thought a vertical shift in every other column would be interesting.
Then I tried a couple with the blocks placed in alternating directions.
In the end, I really liked the vertical shift layout and also the nine-patch design. I stuck with the vertical shift layout for this first quilt top, which finished at approximately 41" x 46".
Then I used the pinks to whip up a second quilt top. I love that these two projects show the versatility of the initial units. They original units were identically pieced. They vary in placement and the pink sections were trimmed down. This project is 35" x 35".
Thank you for visiting! I’ll update the list of participants with links to their blog posts as they are available . You can also check back on Lizzie’s kickoff post.
6/25 Sarah Goer at Sarah Goer Quilts - you are here!
6/26 Becky Vandenberg at Be So Crafty
6/27 Becca Plymale @sunflowerseams
6/28 Stephanie Jacobson at Steph Jacobson
6/29 Allison Dutton at Allison Sews
6/30 Andy Knowlton at A Bright Corner
7/1 Lissa LaGreca at Lovingly Lissa
7/2 Jennifer Strauser at Dizzy Quilter
7/3 Sherry Shish at Powered By Quilting
Anja @ Anja Quilts
What a great fabric collection. Both your quilts are amazing. They look so different than it doesn't seem possible you used the same block for both. Well done.
Thank you, Anja. I love using a design wall to play around with the possibilities.
Those are great fabrics. It's interesting to see how the different layouts make such different looking quilts. I love them both but the pink is my favourite. Nice movement.
Thank you, Lisa. I'm itching to play more with a similar setting to the pink quilt. I have some units in progress that I'm hoping I can make a mini quilt (class sample) as well as a larger one in this style.
Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
I really like seeing different options for how the blocks can be arranged and you chose the two that really stood out to me as well.
Thank you, Yvonne. I love to share my process. The design wall is one of my favorite tools.
Sarah!!! Hey girl, your improv blocks and your different layouts are fantastic :D I do love your final layout :P
Hope you are doing well!
Thank you, Sherry! I had fun with these.