Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Block 7 LCQA



The Layer Cake Quilt Along is going pretty fast. We are already at block seven and I *think* we will be making 12 blocks. The finished quilt is supposed to come out at 64" by 80" which is a nice little quilt.

I have already been asked for "first dibs" on this one. And that was sight unseen, based on the Jelly Roll Quilt along quilt that she bought. .

I have not yet decided on my accent fabric or my outer border fabric. I am thinking a nice neutral mottled tan for the accent fabric and then a rich color -undecided as yet - for the outer border.

This weeks block was designed by Celine Perkins of Perkins Dry Goods. It was a fun block to make and was not difficult. even though it looks complicated. I have discovered that these sampler type quilt alongs really increase my skills and confidence. Since this is only a two block per month commitment, I find it easy to fit in my schedule.

I think my color choices were a touch bland in this block but it will work out fine in the finished quilt. I am sure of it.

I am considering making a sampler from blocks in the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks magazine. As I have issues from last year and this year, I think I could easily make a few samplers. Ha ha.

9 comments:

luv2quilt2 said...

You block looks great. I haven't made it yet, but I have my colors chosen.

Melissa said...

I don't think it is bland. The colors are somewhat muted, but not bland. You need some muted squares to balance out the louder ones, anyway.

VickiB said...

I think your block looks great. And, you are current. Me, two blocks behind now. Ugh.

-girl from the bush said...

Hi Gene, your block looks fine to me. At least you are up to date i have only just posted my 1st block! I couldn't decide what lq to use but have decided on 'Blush'. I've never used precuts before but like the variety i have to pick and choses of whats in front of me. We have a long weekend this weekend so i'm hoping to try and catch up a bit more ! sue~nz

Barb said...

I am impressed that you are keeping up....I always start lagging behind. Love the block!

Barbara said...

Your work could never be "bland"! It's always delightfully colorful. Looking forward to the completed project!

Stray Stitches said...

I don't think the block is bland. In fact, I like the way the light blue pinwheel really pops!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Funny thing...I had just decided to comment on how much I liked your fabric choices when I read that you feel they are a bit bland. I think they are great. They give this fairly traditional block a whole new twist.

Carolyn said...

Like your block!!! You also have had some great ideas for the GO dies!!!
I posted your video on the Accuiquilt facebook site...you have wonderful ideas!!!
http://www.thriftyideastoday.com/