Thursday, August 14, 2014

WIP: Naptown Stitchers Bee assignment

So I broke my pact to be more focused in my sewing. It wasn't going to take long, right? It'll take a little while to completely throw off my old ways :) I'll get there. I do think it's ok and healthy to follow creative whims from time to time, as long as I don't completely revert back to being a serial-quilt-starter. So you guys, after this one, I am not starting a new project until I finish the Dyed quilt!

Anyway, what the heck am I talking about, right? Well, this thing:

naptown quilt

Mmmmm. Love it.

Much darker than what I normally go for.

Our Naptown Stitchers bee assignment this month is to make a block interpreting our favorite book. I did 5 blocks. And am making them into a quilt. So there's that :)

naptown quilt

The star block is a paper-pieced block from Vintage Quilt Revival. I used a few bright solids from my stash and two fat quarters of Anna Maria Horner fabric. I really had to squeeze the last little bits out of those fat quarters!

I opted for Pearl Bracelets for the background. I really like this print because it's not as stark as solid black, while still very dark in value.

naptown quilt

For the negative space in the background, I'm making a ton of 4" blocks with wonky triangles in one corner. Loving the bright colors! I've thrown in some darker colors, and even blacks, as well.

naptown quilt

I've done about 20, so I only have 160 to go. That's not a buzz-kill. Not. at. all.....

naptown quilt

Ok, I may have bitten off a little more than I was originally planning to...

naptown quilt

Oh, you were wondering what book I was representing? Not telling :) Not yet, at least!! Stay tuned for that!


4 comments :

  1. at first I thought such dark colours but they really work, the pearl bracelets look good with the bright darks

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  2. I'm normally not drawn to dark colors but I really like these blocks. Such pretty jewel tones and the pearl bracelets fabric is the perfect choice for the background.

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  3. This is beautiful. The dark colors really make the purples and blues stand out. Love it and can't wait to find out what book you have in mind :)

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  4. It looks great! 100 millions left to do? No problem. You got this.

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