A View of My Quilt Life

Friday, June 12, 2015

A Splash of Color

Working on the Focus Through the Prism Challenge requires some intricate paper foundation piecing - something I seem to be having trouble focusing on.  No pun intended - just too intense for my current attention span.  In the meantime, I need to sit at the machine!  Not only do I want to stitch, the sitting up at the table is rehabbing the ab muscles. 

What I needed was a simple straight line, basic shape project.  What I had on hand was this Bali Pop - Splash.  I totally scored this precut pack on final clearance for 20% off the already marked down price. No way I could pass that up.

LOVE the bright, summery colors. And it's just what I need right now - a project with very little thinking. How little thinking?  This is my sketch.

Nope you aren't missing anything - it literally is just an outline of the quilt to scale with a few quilt math notes on block size.  Simple squares and rectangles will make a 48 inch square lap quilt.

The pack contained 40 strips and I only need 32, so I was able to remove the few gray toned colors I didn't care for. I want just hot pure color in this quilt.  This is the range that was left after editing.

The project has 8 large rectangle blocks so I pulled 2 non-patterned strips of each color family and started there.

One strip makes 1 large block.  One strip will make 2 small blocks and I need 48 of those.  Those will be my project for the weekend.  Stop back next week to see how much I get done. 

Have a great weekend.

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