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I was inspired after I finishing my last 6 blocks to continue and finish my Waterfall quilt top. I started by putting all the blocks up on the design wall. With this type of project a person could move blocks around for a long time, but I opted to stick with the initial layout and get to sewing. I made just one switch as I was trimming and sewing the blocks together.

I'm so happy with the colors in this project, all chosen from my shelves a year ago when I started the project. The beauty in this pattern comes from having a range of values. I used the black and white photo below to check that my fabrics had a wide range of values. This is a great trick for assessing value when you are using prints and/or multiple colors.

The Waterfall quilt pattern is by Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side. My version is the (generous) baby quilt size, 45" x 54", which we will use as a small lap quilt. I love that it's a pattern you could make multiple times and they'd all be a little different.

I'm participating in the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge with Cheryl of muppin.com.

 

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A year ago I was in the middle of the Waterfall Quilt Along with Amy Ellis. Today, I found my pile of pieces for the last six blocks and took a break from studio organizing and tidying to sew them up! I look forward to getting all 30 sewn together.

I'm participating in the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge with Cheryl of muppin.com.

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I shared my first twelve Waterfall quilt blocks last week. I haven't had time to stitch more up yet, but I did do the pre-sewing work of laying out the next dozen blocks. I find for the speediest chain piecing it helps for me to have numerous blocks lined up and ready to sew. Since all my cutting was done before I started sewing, this step is pretty quick.

This quilt is made improvisationally with blocks pieced in a variety of values to build the final gradation, so I found it helpful to build multiple blocks at once. I like to use my design wall (or design floor here) to view the blocks side by side. It helps allow me to ensure that I am building light, dark, and medium value blocks. In this batch, I aimed for a couple of them to be half and half on value, where one side is a darker value than the other side.

I'm looking forward to getting these stitched up. They will be my weeks 7, 8, and 9 blocks.