Monday, September 09, 2013

curves quilt top

Over the past several days I worked on assembling this quilt top using the blocks I made during Dan's curves class. I surrounded the blocks with two different Kona solids...dark violet (which is dangerously close to purple) and cerise (which has been one of my favorites for a long time, although I rarely sew with it!). It ended up big...67" x 89", so it's a decent twin size.
I'll admit that I struggled with these blocks quite a bit. The colors are so out of my realm, but once I started adding the horizontal strips into the curvy blocks, I realized that there was a little potential hiding in there. Once I figured out that I should surround them with dark violet (with the help of Flaun...a big thanks goes out to her!) I thought I might even like the quilt.

Once I bought the solids and played around with block placement, it didn't take long to stumble upon the diamond lay out. It was a little tricky (time consuming) construction wise, but it was totally worth it. I love this quilt top so much! It is definitely a testament to getting out of your comfort zone, working through the bumps and persevering to the end. Now, I just have to figure out how to quilt it. :)

Happy Monday to you!

32 comments:

Bess said...

It is so bold - I love it! The pink and purple (!) are dazzling!There's a lot to be said for getting out of your comfort zone now and then. It's often a very creative place to be.

Tina in Boston said...

Congrats on leaving your comfort zone! It is really bold and beautiful!

tink's mom said...

It's simply stunning. Great job.

Katherine said...

Beautiful! I love those curved pieced blocks and can't think of a more perfect background colour or layout. I totally <3 this colour combo!!!

Brittany said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this quilt!

Di~ said...

I love "your" curves! The blocks look soooo fun!

Sandy said...

What a great quilt! Good things can happen when you step out of your comfort zone!

bethanndodd said...

How exciting to find a way to love your curvy blocks. Kuddos to you for sewing out of your comfort zone...always inspiring me! Smiles~Beth

Donna~~ said...

It's great--I really like all of it! Looks like it was all planned!

Sue said...

I love those colors together! Yummy!

Jeneta said...

Wow - it always amazes me how a background and block placement can so dramatically change the way a quilt looks. The blocks on your design wall look okay. Arranged in the diamond shape with the two different background colours makes the blocks look positively delectable! You and Flaun have been able to help those blocks reach their utmost potential - I bet you're like that with people too!

Siddis back home said...

Looks great! Happy Quilting!

Heather said...

It makes me think of a warm fire on a cold night. Love the colours

Satya said...

Its full of life...!!!

margaret said...

this is certainly eye catching, the colours are amazing lovely quitl

Suzanne said...

Great contrast in colors. I agree with Heather. It reads warm in the best ways

kelgurl said...

ommygosh....I LOVE how the colors in this quilt work! you've inspired me

Jacque. said...

Love those colors together, though I would never have thought to put them in the same quilt. Great job, as always. Looking forward to the quilting.

quiltswithpersonality said...

Gorgeous...I love it. The curve pieces and colour choice is wonderful. I am inspired. Marie

Janet M. said...

This makes such a bold statement with your color choices...I like it!

Anne said...

I really like the arrangement you came up with for your blocks. Especially the large stripe through the center. And the colors are great too.

J said...

Amanda Jean - Way to soldier through and persevere to make something that you love. The quilt top looks fabulous. It is fun to see how far the blocks came from where they first started.
Janet

Ramona said...

This is awesome. Just so cheerful and fun. Love it.

quiltzyx said...

Using the violet & cerise backgrounds really makes the yellows & golds GLOW! Great job!!

Marianne said...

I want to try making more modern quilts. It is good to try something new. The colours are great!

Dianne said...

WOW.... wow!!!

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

I knew it would be fabulous! (What does that other so-and-so know, anyway?) Awesome job, you!

Lance Tankmen said...

Anyone know what the block of the month quilt patterns are? I cant seem to find them.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Ooh!

Heidi said...

Stunning!

Christina said...

Wow, the colors! The layout! This is really sticking with me. I'm glad you found a way through. You are unstoppable!

Rachel said...

Very nice!