I'm using a variety of solids, all from the scrap bin. Each block is cut at 2" x 2 1/2" and finishes at 1 1/2" x 2". No strip piecing here, since it's all scraps. The black fabric is a combination of leftover Moda bella jelly roll strips and black Kona cotton. The pieces are a lot smaller than I bargained for, but even still, I'm aiming for a 60" x 72" quilt. I'm finally half way there, which is pretty exciting!
This quilt is a part of my salute to solids personal challenge that I started last year at this time. (You can read more about it here.)
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This is so striking. The black makes all of the colors so much brighter. love it.
Wow the colors do pop! I just started one of your patterns this weekend. You produce such beautiful quilts!
It is gorgeous. I have added it to my list of scrap projects. I love solids.
Lovely quilt - it reminds me of Amish quilts :)
Our church's university ministry leader was just teaching us about the slang she has learned from the fresh crop of students. Using their words, this project is v. lit! (For us normal people that means it is very awesome.) I may have to rethink my stance on black licorice.
I love it with all the color contrasted with the black!!
This is my kind of quilt! Never thought to make small rectangles though... Will have to try it!
Just read through your solids challenge, I have an upcoming project where I am going to try and only use 2 solids with one accent floral rectangle. Out of that comfort zone sort of thing.
I would have a tough time finishing the one you've posted. Of all of your creations, this is my least favorite. Quilts and their designs mean there is something for everybody.
What a fun, bright quilt. I love solids with black, such a contrast and adds a lot of spark.
It's going to be a gorgeous quilt (is already well on the way) - I love the colours with the black.
Great contrast of solids and black ! Looks really pretty !
Wow this very striking. So simple but as a punch.
Quite often I over complicate a design. Your work shows what great results you can get with scraps, simple patterns and dedication! Love it!
It's very pretty! Paula in KY
Your daughter has TERRIFIC taste.....I absolutely LOVE this quilt! It just POPS!!
Your dedication to small piecing is simply remarkable, Amanda Jean! Every time I see a scrap quilt by you, I want to immediately dig into my scraps bins. Oddly enough, making the four scrap quilts that I have - two are still in progress - I still manage to generate more scraps than I use. How does that happen?!
I BEYOND love this quilt.
"The pieces are a lot smaller than I bargained for." Never thought I'd hear you say pices were too small! haha! It looks great. Black always makes the birght colors pop.
Oh how I love this quilt!!!! It just glows!!!!!! Reminds me of a Lite-Brite!!!!
Congratulations on making it to halfway with the quilt top; that's a huge milestone!
Beautiful quilt. Love how the black sets off the colors.
Love it so far. It’s going to be amazing
I always love a good checkerboard quilt but haven't considered a dark background color. Love the look. Thanks for inspiring me.
hey lady, I know that candy with all the bright colors wrapped around the licorice bits. I can taste it. I'm 76 and remember it well. Don't know if it is still around. yes, Amish quilterish also. Love it. Judy in Newport News, VA
This quilt is quite stunning!! I need to start buying more solids.
Wonderful Quilt!! You have a great eye for color.
Thanks for sharing.
So glad that you kept going! Have you considered piecing the second half as leader/ Enders while you work on something else? It would be pretty painless!
The black is a beautiful contrast against the colors. Nice work.
It reminds me of my quilt, 'Licorice Allsorts', started in 2017 as an improv challenge, finished in 2018.
You can see it here, https://www.flickr.com/photos/124712796@N08/43505281082/
It's medallion in style.
It is good looking! But also very tiny. Hope you can enjoy the process.
The black really helps those colors pop!
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