Sunday, 27 November 2022

and now for something sweet

Hello, hello. I'm still flitting between projects, still trying to keep them all moving forward. 

I'm working on my "evie" quilt this weekend, a sweet string quilt I started way back in August last year, check back here. I had made up four blocks using a pattern I downloaded by Tara @quiltdistrict {see here}. Her quilt was inspired by a delightful vintage quilt in her collection, and I must admit this quilt captured my heart straight away too as one of my granddaughters is called Evie! 


I'm using whatever fabrics catch my eye in my overflowing basket under the sewing table. Lots of strings and scraps in checks, spots, vintage florals, leftover pieces, etc... lots of eclectic and unlikely combinations.
I love the strong sense of overall balance in these blocks, keeping things lively but not chaotic, while all those assorted scrappy bits & pieces add a sweeter, lighter focus.

Here's a few pics of how things are looking up on the design wall ...














I think it's a twist on the traditional #spiderwebquilt or kaleidoscope block idea, either way it's a great way to weave those scrappy strips & strings into a delightful block full of surprise! 
Linking up with Cynthia for 'oh scrap' herepop on over to check out all the other scrappy projects


Until next time, Linda


11 comments:

Raewyn said...

I can see why you were taken with this pattern, Linda - it's fun and effective and totally gorgeous in your fabrics.

dutchcomfort said...

The colours and fabics you are using for these blocks are my cup of tea! Have a lovely Sunday!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Beautiful! What a great way to use fabric. I assume this will go to your Evie when finished? Happy stitching!

Frédérique said...

Evie is a pretty name, and the blocks are beautiful too!

FlourishingPalms said...

So it's like a spider web quilt, but you aren't making it on foundation paper? I definitely like the scrappiness of it, and the bursts of black that really stand out. I couldn't make one like this though... not enough scraps!

dq said...

Very very nice! Love the blues.

Nann said...

The blacks and blues set off the strings nicely!

Kaja said...

I like the blue and black combination a lot - unusual and striking.

Mystic Quilter said...

Definitely very sweet and beautifully scrappy -a winner Linda!

Julie said...

Looking fabulous, I love the contrast of the darker teal/aqua with the paler strip blocks.

audrey said...

I always like a little bit of black with blues. Really helps bring out the punch of colors.:)