Here is a truth that I probably shouldn’t divulge, but I will anyway, I bought this gold fabric (8 yards of it) about 5 years ago. I was excited to jump in and begin and then found the whole idea overwhelming. Too many blocks, all in varying sizes, with lots of little fiddly bits. Nope, wasn’t going to happen so early in my quilting career. 😉
So, flash forward to this month and here I am confident enough to try again with a different quilt along and able to use up all this gold and cream fabric! The color scheme is the same with a bit of Cobalt added as stones and border bits.
This new quilt along I have joined looks to be challenging, but the blocks are all the same size. I know you will be disappointed not to see my completed blocks as I finish them, but the rules for the joining won’t allow me to share my completed blocks until the end of December when the quilt top is all done! Never encountered this before, but that’s OK. I can at least let you in on the colors I have chosen and what I have accomplished thus far.
Here are 16 half square triangles
With Dogears removed
This will be the fourth block completed today and has me caught up with the rest of the group.
Because this one is a mystery quilt along, even I don’t know what the completed quilt will look like when I am all done!
NOTE: This QA is called Simple Summer Sampler is made possible by Gay Bomers at Sentimental Stitches
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I loom forward to seeing the finished work.
Thank you, Tom. I can’t wait to see it finished too.
I like the colors and anxious to see what you have made.
I was inspired to choose my own colors because the original quilt is in Red and White. I wanted colors to go in our bedroom and added the colbalt to give it a bit of power and contrast. I at least know what the setting is going to look like. 😀
I like to choose my colors also. It will be pretty.
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Love your color combinations. As the saying goes – good things come to those who wait. Looks like thats true for you. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.
Anita, thank you. If it turns out half decent I will be excited to share it! Although I will share it regardless. 😉
Um.. the link to Sentimental Stitches doesn’t work.
Sorry, I will try to fix that now! Thanks!
Try it now, Anita!
Sadly, I think she has semi-transparent a block on the page (to “hide” it from non-participants presumably) but that’s okay, I can wait! (Barely; )
Hm, that Makes sense. Didn’t know that there was such a thing.
How strange! It was there the first day when I went from your email notification to her web page; but now – when I try the link embedded in your post on the app – it works fine. Perhaps it was connected to the same problem that Anita was having initially? Pretty sure I’ve already deleted the email notification, so I can’t replicate what I did the first time. Oh well, no matter, it works here and now: )
I’m not sure I’d be so brave – to leap in and start a quilt when I don’t even know what it’ll look like! It’s going to be a wonderful colour scheme, with those strongly contrasting colours.
Thank you, Kate! That helps to know you see my vision in the colors. The name, Simple Summer Sampler, so far has been a great indicator of what is in store. Good old fashioned blocks built the old fashioned way. All the blocks are set on point and using the same colors for such a variety of blocks will really pull them together (I hope 🙂 ). If nothing else it is certainly a good skill builder!
Exactly, and you’ll end up with a gorgeous, sunny, summery quilt.
I, too will enjoy watching the quilt come together!
I can only show you my parts, Deb and not the finished blocks on this one. She was adamant on that… NO sharing. I can post them to the FB Page, but it is a closed group. Though I have to think that some of my friends will guess the block from its parts from time to time. 😉
The guessing part is fun too!
Good! Secretly glad that it’s only 6 mos (till December) instead of most which are a full year. 😉
Very dramatic combination Lynda. Looking forward to seeing how it goes: )
As to the “Simple Summer Sampler”? Easy for you to say, lol!
I am a drama queen… Deb, easy to say and a short QA too. Only 6 mos. instead of a year like most.
No, lol… I meant that quite literally (as in it’s a great example of sibilance!)
But having said that, glad to hear it’s only going to be (less than that now; ) 6 months before we can see the fruits of [all of] your labours: )
Ha! “DOG-EARS” I finally got it, lol!! Just noticed the little pile of nipped-off corner triangles laying there, off to one side. : )
oh my…. i approached this backwards, so know now what you didn’t know when you wrote this post!
Yeah. I was so disappointed. I kept hearing that little toady exhorting me to “Rip-it, rip-it, rip-it!” but in the end I didn’t waste my time taking it apart. I’m just saving it to make a pillow for the bed! 🙂
smart choice, and in the future it will connect you back to that ‘aja’ moment! it might become your favorite pillow!
Yes, it isn’t perfect but I learned a lot about the sewing construction from making it.
sometimes i’ll put aside a painting that’s not going well – and it might be a year before i retrieve it, critique with a fresh eye, and then stick with it until it’s much better and finally finished!
Well, I know so little about quilting that even much of the vocabulary makes no sense to me. But the colors are wonderful, and it makes me happy that you’re being creative again. I’ve heard of read-alongs, but not quilt-alongs. I suspect a project like this is much more fun with a group to work with — just like the old quilting bees were.
Linda, it is fun, but now the meeting is done online and in this instance it is a group on FB. Although, I wouldn’t mind a the bee for face-time with those in the know! The vocabulary is not too hard to learn. Just try and compare these terms with crocheting and suddenly these are almost simple. Ha, I will never learn to crochet!
! Well, I have [seen] so little about quilting that even much of the vocabulary makes no common sense to me.
Arsenios, your comment was edited by me. (Because of a spell check error?) 😉
I know the feeling Arsenios. I felt the same way when I first started learning the craft. If you think this is confusing try looking at the directions for crocheting! 😀