Tuesday, March 27, 2012

on a roll

more improv/slab piecing today.
this time in greens and blues.
not so much a work in progress.
but more like play in progress.
hoping i never tire of quilting.
i'm feeling in my groove today.
and enjoying it very much.

42 comments:

I Plead Quilty! said...

Looks lovely! Do you have a particular plan of attack while making these blocks? Could you share a tutorial? I love the look, but freeze when I sit down to do some.

KateKwiltz said...

Love this! Very beachy -- sun, sea & sand!

Rachel said...

Love the colors and the way the shapes and colors are playing together!!

Nicole said...

This looks great! Love, love, love these colors!

Katrina said...

Oooh! I love this. So pretty!

karenfae said...

I like this look - the colors and design are great!
Karen

Jenny said...

I am LOVING this.

amandajean said...

I Plead Quilty,

Thanks! This is what we (Cheryl and I) called "slab piecing" in our book Sunday Morning Quilts. There is a how-to section describing the process in the book.

this quilt is many slabs all hanging out together. :) it's an improv approach to scrap quilting. it does take some practice, but it does get easier over time. i hope you try it!

hope that helps!

amandajean

Julianne K said...

Your book is SOLD OUT!! Woot Woot! I wanted to get a copy....when will more be available??

Thx...Julianne

leigh7911 said...

Sigh. This picture makes me happy.

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

I love your play in progress!! Keep on playing AJ!!! : )

Aliceart said...

Wow! You are on a roll! I so love this one, too. These just might make me brave enough to try this technique.

Annie said...

Me too - I'm sure you will always have the love. Keep rolling

Clair said...

How many different colors are you going to do?

Luisa said...

What a fun roll to be on. You must having so much fun with these colors.

Karen said...

Great quilt! I love the look. I hope I never tire of quilting either...that's why I take breaks from it, reverting to knitting at times.

Karen

P.S.

I just posted a pic of a batik table mat I'm making. It's all together, just needs to be quilted now.

Becky said...

Good for you--and the blue and greens are so pretty together! Looks great, Amanda!

Cheryl Arkison said...

ooh... Keep playing. Make this bigger.

Cherie said...

Looks great love the solid colours! =D

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Those are my colors your are playing with Amanda Jean! I'm going to read that part of your book again and then try my hand at slabs!

Svetlana said...

looks fantastic.

Foster said...

I nominated you for a Sunshine Award over at my blog.

Helen said...

Very groovy playground!

Carri said...

I just admire you so much, I'll be 100 yrs old before I can quilt like you. You are inspiring...
Truly!


Carri
simplydonewright.blogspot.com

Sara said...

ahhh...solids they are magical ya know:)

Darling Millie said...

These are just gorgeous!

Sarah Craig said...

So pretty, Amanda! I can't wait to give this technique a try, now that I have your book!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Will have to buy your book. No matter what pattern you use or colors, your quilts are always so pretty.
Cynthia

Karen said...

What a great post :) let us all never tire of quilting. Love the blues!

amandajean said...

Julianne K,

I should be getting more books in stock early next week! :)

amandajean

Lisa Lisa said...

Very cool! I'm still enjoying every single page of the book. Every morning with a cup of coffee.

Ali Hughes said...

I was going to second the request from "I plead quilty" at the to for a tutorial, but I see you have included it in your book. I think I will buy it...!

Claire Jain said...

I love these colors! I know it will be beautiful finished :-)

Staci said...

Oh so pretty! I love the colors and the little beautiful bits.

CitricSugar said...

That is really interesting... I love how it's coming together. Very cool.

It's so neat to see how quilters' styles change over time and how different this top is from what you were doing when I first started reading you oh so long ago... :-)

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is awesome! I'm still planning on slab piecing those cool storage boxes. On the other hand, I have bunches of solid scraps (and this time I think I'll keep them instead of sending them your way...) so maybe this is where they will be heading.

Pootle said...

Looks fab!!

Diane said...

I really do like this and you have done a lovely job. It looks so well balanced. I am also a fan of greens and blues in a big way. And the key is to enjoy yourself. Oh, wouldn't it be so hard if we didn't?

MM said...

oooooh - i LOVE this one! Makes me want to go to the ocean!

themissymom said...

I think this is really pretty, and I have a crazy thought. Sorry. I love it on the floor. Wound't this be a great print on a boy's bedroom floor. haha Never saw tiles like that and who could ever paint that! But I love it!

AnnieK said...

I have informed my hubby that sunday Morning Quilts is what he's getting me for my birthday this month. :-) I really want to try the improv piecing, and seeing the gorgeous blues and greens you've used has settled the matter.

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