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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Weekly update: out of the box and onto the design wall


An email message from Quilts Inc. invited entries from Chicago-area quilters for the Quilt Festival at the Rosemont Convention Center in April.    To be eligible quilts must have been made within the past two years. What the heck? It costs nothing to enter, so I did. 

You've seen these before -- It All Adds Up, Stars in Her Crown, and Forecast: Scrappy With a Chance of Nine-Patches.  Cross your fingers!

The Forecast quilt was the second one I made from orphan blocks and units.  I decided it's time to try a third one, spurred the WITB (What's In the Box) survey (see the previous post).

What came out of the box were purple, turquoise, and white blocks. The big stars and the turquoise string blocks came in a Whatchagot Box swap (in which swappers send what they have and get someone else's). The flowers were a Block Lotto pattern. (You can see more of the strings and the flowers in Scrappy Forecast.) The nine-patches are from the Block Swappers. The Chinese-coins-style strip is from this quilt .  I have had to make some filler pieces and I don't have the colors balanced quite right. It's an interesting puzzle to put together. 
































I'm linking up with other quiltmakers at
Quilting is More Fun than Housework: Oh Scrap!
Love Laugh Quilt:  Monday Making
Patchwork Times: Design Wall Monday
Cooking Up Quilts:  Main Crush Monday





17 comments:

  1. Oh Nann, that design wall is looking great! It looks like lots of quilters are playing with their orphan blocks. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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  2. Good luck at Rosemont! I think you have a workable mess on your wall; the colors alone are very pleasing.

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  3. Your three quilts certainly show your versatility, hope they do well. The design wall blocks look great. Love the color combination and it includes lots of purple. Plenty of RSC17 points for that. Good luck with the finish.

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  4. Some pretty blocks on your design wall.

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  5. Good luck with your Rosemont submissions! I plan to go so I hope to see your quilts there!
    Your design wall looks great! That is a fun puzzle .
    Ellie

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  6. Good luck at Rosemont. The design wall looks fabulous! One day I am going to do this too. One day not in the near future. :)

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  7. Good luck! I really need to put together a quilt with my orphan blocks. Their drawer is full to bursting!

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  8. You can definitely get these lonely blocks a happy home in that quilt. And, yes, I agree it needs some balancing but for the life of me I can't think how I would do it. Just looking at it from how-to-sew-it-together point of view I can't see how you do it. I was looking at the top left quadrant. So with that in mind I wonder if you need to put some spacers of a solid or reads like solid so you can actually do the piecing. It is going to be spectacular.

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  9. Good luck with your entries--they look wonderful. Orphan blocks only happen occasionally around here. Love your puzzle.

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  10. This looks like a great start on a fabulous scrappy quilt. Have fun!

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  11. Gosh, I really like the way your scrappy quilt is turning out. Can't wait to see what you do next.

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  12. love your design wall. cant wait to see how it turns out.

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  13. wow....nice that the colors go together so nicely...i am currently collecting orphans....

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  14. Love all these quilts, especially the one on the wall. Thanks for sharing and good luck in that show.

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  15. TErrific quilts, and good luck with them! I really like the one on the wall currently and seeing how you are patching it (ha) together. Makes me think there is hope for my Scrap Vortex...

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  16. Ohh I like whats on the wall from WITB! Great ideas!!

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  17. Fingers crossed on your entries. I really like the color mix you've got going in your new orphan block quilt. Looking forward to seeing it come together.

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