Saturday, 15 August 2015

it's a bit colourful Linda! {a picture post}



I've been making more blocks using Sujata's rail fence design
And as promised, here's a few progress photos
My main focus was to try & combine my Anna Maria Horner fabrics with anything & everything!





There's certainly been a bit of trial & error happening here in the sewing room 
I started out with a couple of 'safe' combinations, using AMH loominous...






Next I cut into a few of my real favourite AMH fabrics... 





I ended up rummaging deep into my pre-modern stash to make up some of my combinations...




Ha-ha, is it just me or do these next three blocks kinda look like 
"the good, the bad bold, and the ugly"...








hm-m-m, not too sure if this is actually going to work or not!
Here's the first 12 blocks...




The results are quite unpredictable
and there was one block that I just couldn't cope with - can you guess which one?
 After a bit of unpicking, here's all 20 blocks...















Yep I agree, it is a bit colourful
And a fusion of sorts I guess, the old with the new, plaids with prints
Finished quilt top size - it's big -  2m x 1.75m!

Here's the link to culturalfusion quilts for more inspiration!


10 comments:

  1. I love this, it looks retro to me! Just up my alley :) it's such a super pattern, and your colour combos are really invigorating!! Love it!! Love, love, love it!!

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  2. Beautiful! I love your fabrics and your combinations, especially the big plaids!

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  3. Wow - very cool - amazing how they all go together isn't it, well done!!

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  4. Very original and striking! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Love that echinacea flower block. It has all come together quite nicely - and blocks that looked a n=bit strange by themselves have worked in well.

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  6. Lovely mix of prints Linda! I love the use of plaids!

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    1. Thank you! Yes I love that bigger plaid especially! I got a couple of fat 1/4's ages ago at a patchwork meeting. They feel sort of silky and have been very useful.

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  7. the quilt top is lovely, I like the plaids very much...need to think on that, maybe my Kaffe needs a bit of plaid

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  8. It is beautiful and for sure not too colorful. I love it just the way it is!

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Thanx for stopping by, happy sewing!