Sunday, November 26, 2017

The Splash of Color QAL Top Is Done


I'm a little late with this post but as soon as my granddaughter and her parents left on Friday, I went downstairs to my sewing studio to finish my Splash of Color quilt top.  Seven days was way too long to be away from my sewing machine but like I have said before, Micah takes precedent over quilting.  While I was sewing this top, I, again, made another change and will add it to the story of the making of this quilt which I'll  post once I quilt the top and it is finally completed. I'm experiencing some indecision with the quilting and the backing now which means it's time to take a little break from this project and work on something else.

You can read about the Busy Hands Quilts' Splash of Color QAL here and finished quilt tops are to be posted starting Tuesday, November 28th.  Myra will be hosting a parade of quilt show for the finished quilts after Christmas, just in case some of the quilts will be Christmas gifts, starting on January 2nd.  Hopefully, I'll make up my mind soon about finishing my quilt because I don't want to miss the parade.

Linking Up with:  Myra of Busy Hands Quilts and Crazy Mom's Quilt Finish It Up Friday

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  1. I'm so in love with this quilt! It is absolutely gorgeous. The pops of color with the black & white, just so eye-catching.

    I can't wait to see the finished result!

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    1. Thanks Liz. I'm thinking about how I want to quilt it, one day it's straight vertical lines then it goes back to wavy lines--maybe a combo. And then it's deciding on the backing. Decisions, Decisions.....

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  2. Rose, it is gorgeous. I'm loving the black sashing between. It really shows up the colors.

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    1. Thanks Jan! The black sashing is part of the story. Stay tuned!

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  3. I really like your color palette. Looking forward to seeing how you quilt it.

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    1. Thanks Shannon. I'm being the Waffle Queen on this quilt, can't make up my mind on straight line or wavy or maybe a combo. I decided to take a break from this quilt but I definitely want it finished for the parade.

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  4. I'm all about a splash of color... LOVE it!!

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    1. Thank You! This quilt definitely made a color splash and reduced my stash.

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  5. I love this. Just make a decision and quil it! I think we need to do another QAL together, that was fun when we did the last one. I do love this pattern. I am probably doing ChristaQuilts Squiggles QAL if you are interested. https://christaquilts.com/2017/10/13/squiggles-quilt-along-schedule-supply-list-preorder-your-kit/

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    1. Thanks Kathleen! We did have fun with the Freefall QAL (which you got me involved when you asked about the pattern on the Bee Blog) and I was thinking the same thing about doing another QAL. I already planned on doing the Squiggles QAL, maybe we can get the other Sisters to join us. I already have the Pat Sloan fabrics in my stash.

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  6. PS Nearly fell down the rabbit hole and ordered an Accuquilt. Looking to see Monday’s cyber deals..... My sewing room is in order (post this week) so I think I can justify it!!

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    1. Let me know when you take the plunge! You won't regret it. I just did my annual Black Friday purchase with some new Sizzix dies.

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  7. I love this quilt, Rose! So much happy color! My pineapple quilt is on hold while I try to make a decision on quilting it too. So I'll join you in working on something else while brewing thoughts on quilting!

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    1. Thanks Wendy! This quilt is full of happy colors. I'm already working on another project which has a time commitment so it'll give me some time to decide. Hey, do you want to do a QAL with the Snob Sister and me?

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  8. Most excellent splash of color, Rose! Lots of movement in this design, too :)

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    1. Thanks Louise! It does have splash and dash and reduced my stash. I will be one happy quilter when this quilt is finally completed.

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  9. I love everything about your splash of color quilt! I'll have to keep this one in mind for future making as I have thought about doing half rectangle blocks for a while now. Did you have a pattern for it, or just made it up?

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  10. Thanks Vicki! I had to chuckle about the pattern question--this was totally made up due to a series of unfortunate planning. I used my Sizzix die-Tesstelating Pinwheels (not half-rectangles) which was what I planned to make but changed my mind. There's a story about this quilt and will spill the beans once the quilt is finally finished. Let me know if you need more info on the die; the wonky half rectangle finished 6".

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  11. It's lovely! Such fabulous splashes of bright colors. I hope you enjoyed your time with Micah!

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    1. Thanks Emily! I definitely enjoyed my time with Micah and the week went by just too fast.

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  12. Well geez Louise good thing I get your posts by email, because I still have half my blocks to MAKE yet...finished quilt tops? Yikes. I know she usually has her linky open for 10 days or so, so It'll be pedal to the metal once I get this e-zine quilt done. I love love your quilt rose! So striking. Can't wait to hear the story.

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    1. Thanks Sandra! I know you can finish the top in time, you possess good creative energy. I also have a project to finish before I can quilt Splash of Color, at least I finally made my decisions.

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  13. What a colorful, fun quilt!!! I just want to hug it!

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    1. Thanks Nancy! I can't wait to quilt it now, it's going to be a play mat for Micah.

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  14. This is lovely, Rose. The fabrics, the colors and this layout - totally rocks. I have made quilts using this block but love your layout so much more than the usual whirligig.

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    1. Thanks Preeti! I originally planned to make pinwheels but it just was not "doing" it for me plus there were some other issues which made me come up with an alternative design. I can't wait to finally quilt it and put out the "story".

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  15. Yes, a very pretty quilt. Wonderful work you did on it :)

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    1. Thanks Danice! It will be wonderful once this quilt is finally finished.

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  16. I love this quilt Rose. You've got the proportion of black, white and colour just right!

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    1. Thanks Sue. This was a great way to use up the black and white stash. Sadly, though, I did use up a lot of my Crazy Mom stash and her fabric is no longer available. I really loved this collection.

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  17. I love your top! Isn't it nice to have a beautiful top finished, the colours shine.

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    1. Thank you Cindy! It is wonderful to have the top done and once I finish up some Christmas projects, I'll be ready to work on it again. It's going to be a playmat for my granddaughter who loves colors.

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  18. Really like this one, beautiful colour mix. Enjoy your little break from it and I'll look forward to hearing what inspiration you come up with.

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