Friday, April 25, 2014

Making Progress

I've been working away on my big green quilt.  I can't show you the design but I'll just give you a sneak peek. It will consist of 96 of these strips, 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" which will sew down to 8" x 4".



  They go from very dark to very light.




From high contrast to low contrast and everything in-between.  I am working with eight shades of green, each with six gradations of dark to light.  There are yellow-greens, blue-greens, olive greens and bright greens. The combinations are endless.




And look at how my scrap pile grows.

The final entry date for the show is early September, but I have a lot going on between now and then including two trips.  So I want to get this done.  The quilt will finish at 64" x 48" unless I decide to make it bigger.

When I started making the strips it took me about an hour to make one and now I have it down to about 35 minutes.  I had a whole day at home yesterday so I got a lot done.  Hopefully this weekend will be productive, too. So far I have 65 strips made out of the needed 96. Then they all have to sewn together then quilted, but now there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

I'm linking up again with Off the Wall Friday.  Go see what everyone else is up to.

11 comments:

quilted fabric art said...

Positively yummy! The curves are very pleading and the colors! Oh the colors! It must be fun to be petting all that fabric. To bad about the deadline otherwise you would enjoy the process more. Are you sewing all the strips together or are they left raw edge? Looking forward to seeing the finished piece. Perfect for spring

Kathleen Loomis said...

looks beautiful -- can't wait to see how you will put the strips together

Linda M said...

What a great combination, I don't think you can go wrong no matter how you put them together.

Karen K said...

Very nice. I like the dark and the light panels, but I bet the transition will be very interesting.

Sarah said...

These look fantastic. I can't wait to see how it turns out

LA Paylor said...

really intriguing. I love curved strip piecing and your colors and repetition are great.
LeeAnna Paylor
lapaylor.blogspot.com

Wil said...

Love what you are showing here and looking forward to the final results.

Hilary Florence said...

Intriguing Norma - lovely colours and great repetition of curved piecing. I look forward to seeing how it all fits together

MulticoloredPieces said...

Wow, Norma. The striped sections are gorgeous by themselves!
best, nadia

Teresa at thirdfloorquilts.com said...

Norma: The piecing is uber modern. Love it.

Vivien Zepf said...

Can't wait to see the final piece! These sections are gorgeous!