Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Making Progress

I 've been so busy working on the challenge, I've forgotten to post an update! So, here goes. . . .



Here's my progress as of yesterday, May 10th. I've gotten the center of the quilt all sewn together. I'm working on my letters/word, and then I'll be ready to add the border. I'll have another opportunity for creativity with the borders, as I don't have enough of any one fabric for the border.

As I was looking at the challenge quilt hanging on the design wall yesterday, I thought the top was billowing in the breeze. And then I realized that the wonky 9-patches are creating an "Op Art" effect! They look like they're bending or bowing out, due to the off-centered-ness of the blocks. That was a fun surprise that I never expected!

10 comments:

Kim said...

great colors.......
love that blue.......it's looking really nice...what are you going to write on it?

Happy Sewing

beth said...

This is a beautiful quilt! Love those 9 patches!

Chris said...

I love your take on nine patches. This top is wonderful!

Marit said...

Love the way this looks with the combination of straight and wonky. Just like you say, there is a lot of visual movement going on... The colors are calming and soft - lovely! Have fun with your borders and letters!

Wendy said...

I keep coming back to look at this quilt. It's gorgeous!

Sharon said...

Thank you for all the wonderful, kind comments! I'm going to put "snuggle" on the border, and then probably name/initials and date on the back.

debbi d-w said...

I love the wonkiness within the defined structure - cool effect! And lovely colors - especially love those yellows peeping out. Congrats!

ROZ said...

What a great take on an Amish-style quilt! Remarkable

wishes, true and kind said...

I love it! Great colors!

Heidi said...

What a beauty ! I love everything about it, the colours and the nine-patches :-)