Saturday, January 11, 2020

Starting a New Project - Night Sky Quilt

Over Christmas, I discovered that my oldest nephew has never been given one of my quilts.  Oops!  I asked him what colors and he said "Blue."  Rather than spend a lot of time explaining that I needed more than one color, I just said "Okay."  (heee heee- that gives me creative freedom.)

Gathering more fabrics than I could use into a big bag was my first step in the actual sewing part.  Electric Quilt 8 was actually the first step - creating the design.  I opted to use some of the same blocks I had used in one of my Island Batik Ambassador projects.  That inspired me to also use some Island Batik fabrics in this quilt - although there will be at least one that isn't.

Doesn't creativity always start by making a big mess?  After choosing the fabrics from the bag, I walked away leaving this big mess on the floor.
I may still use some of these fabrics. 

 I cut lots of pieces....these are just leftovers because I cut too many. (seeds for another project!)
I didn't think to take photos before I started sewing away like a mad man. 

These are sets of units ready to be sewn together to make 
This Block:

I made four of them. There are a lot of places where seams converge. 
If I didn't like this block, I would never make it again. 
Ha ha....but there are only four of these 
in this design. Whew! They are completed.

I think that I have seventeen more blocks to make. Nine of one and 8 of another 
But this quilt will be somewhat modern, 
so there is going to be a lot of open area for fun quilting. 
Now I need to get back to cutting and sewing. 

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 

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Barbara said...

Lucky nephew! It’s going to be great.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Blue - that's a good start - and it made a beautiful block. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of it - ;))

Barb said...

Did I hear you right??? YOu started another project???? looks fantastic and yes, the quilting always starts with a mess and ends with an even bigger mess.

Quilting Gail said...

Oh Blue!!! My favourite colour!!! From the looks of the first block - your nephew is going to LOVE this quilt!!!
SEW .. you're calling yourself a "mad-man?" or just sewing like one? LOL
Can't wait to watch your progress!
Happy Quilting! :-)

sue keida said...

Hi Gene, I'm a new subscriber, having watched you on Youtube.
I love your philosophy!
And that block is beautiful

For the love of geese said...

I like the block and cant wait to see where your creativity leads. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

Marti said...

I like that block too. I hope the next ones have easier seams. Your nephew is going to love it!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I like those blocks.