Friday, October 21, 2016

Grandma has all her blocks

Hi everyone, and welcome to the politics-free part of the Internet.  It's nice here, isn't it?  So many nice people, so many pretty things to look at, and no name-calling.  Ahhh.

This week I managed to finish up the last 6 Grandma's blocks for one of my RSC16 projects!  Here are last month's:



Maroon and red, plus a deep gold.  I think this would be a great color scheme for an entire quilt, especially if you're a Harry Potter fan.  Here are the ones for October:



Sunny yellow and orange!  That gives a lot of life to any quilt.

Now that the blocks are done, you know what I had to do:



Yep, play with the block layout!  This was the most fun I had all week.  I think it's possible that this is the final layout, but I might play with it some more.  That one lighter green one bothers me a little bit, but I think I'll keep it. In the actual quilt it will blend right in, even if it looks like a hole in the quilt in pictures.

So now I need to figure out some border options.  Any ideas?  I'm thinking maybe piano keys, but there is also my recent "modern" favorite of just a small, clean border, maybe with a colorful strip in between two lighter layers.  I guess I'll have to play some more. Won't that be awful?

Doesn't this look peaceful?  Ahhh. . .

Hope everyone has a great weekend.  I had a lot of stress this week, so I'm hoping to relax a bit this weekend.  Next week the asphalt guys are coming to fix the driveway, which won't be stressful at all, I'm sure, and the kitchen guys are also coming back.  Piece of cake, right?

Sharing at Finished or Not Friday, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and soscrappy for RSC16.

24 comments:

  1. These blocks look so nice in the solid colors. I could easily see an entire quilt in one color with the white. Or maybe shades of blues with white. Oh, the possibilities are endless.

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  2. Mari, that is such a feast for the rainbow quilter's eyes! So happy and fun - I love it!

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  3. The blocks are looking wonderful together! :)

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  4. Wow! Lots of fun colors. The white really pops the colors in those blocks. Not sure you can go wrong either way on the border.

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  5. Such a pretty rainbow quilt you have created. Both border options sound great. Hope you have a nice stress free weekend.

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  6. Your array of blocks looks fabulous! Are you going to do a border? Any ideas on how you might quilt it?

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  7. Such a pretty quilt! And I agree about needing a place free of nasty comments. Can't wait until this election is over.

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  8. Beautiful Mari! These blocks are going to make a bright happy quilt. Have fun choosing a border - I know you will come up with something amazing!

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  9. Mari, just spend your time this week thinking about your quilt and the other problems will fade out of the picture. Lovely to see all of them.

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  10. Beautiful blocks - have fun playing!!

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  11. Those first blocks are gorgeous together! Wow! You are so right - that would be a great color scheme for a whole quilt.

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  12. welllll it would be pretty to see an applique border... some simple flowers or circles?

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  13. Yes, I love this (non-political) corner of the internet! Much more pleasant than the rest these days.
    I don't mind the lighter green block. It does seem like the greens are a bit concentrated in the upper half tho.
    I vote for a simple border. There is a lot going on with the blocks. This is a great quilt Mari. Hope your weekend is restful.

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  14. Oh, my goodness, they are beautiful all together! My eye didn't see a hole in the middle! XO

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  15. I love your blocks. This is so pretty using solids.

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  16. I've never made a quilt with all solids but might have to try one some day after seeing yours. It seems there are so many colors available in solids nowadays to choose from.

    I'm not a border person either so I'm no help in that category! I like making blocks, not borders so usually opt for making lots and lots of blocks!

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  17. I love these blocks even more every time you show them! I'm not a solids person, but these really look stunning, so maybe I should start stocking up... 8)

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  18. WHAT a spectacular, good for the soul view! Mmm. So important to have those soul massaging vistas, isn't it? I like how your RSC has turned out! I'm behind on my two projects...you might know why! As for the border, what about nothing? Ha! That would be very modern...

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  19. Beautiful!!! If you go with a border I think I would go light - so that the colors in the main body of the quilt continue to pop out at you.... I love it!!!

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  20. I love your quilt! I'm pinning it for ideas for next year's challenge! Love it! Thank you for sharing!

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