Monday, September 30, 2013

Block Head...

I feel like I've gone from zero to sixty at the sewing machine in the past week!  First off, I’ve been making decent (if not super speedy) progress on my partial seam Rangoon blocks.  The pattern calls for 15 blocks and I’m up to 7 completed with a few more in various stages of construction.  I’m calling that halfway there and that’s not bad all things considered!  My goal is to have the top completed and at least partially quilted by the end of the month.  Very doable and if I can stay ahead of the game and finish it up, that will just be icing on the cake.

A sampling of my black & white fabrics...
But here’s where the real fun is happening – I’m breaking out the big guns for my Broken Herringbone QAL with Molli SparklesMy test block was so much fun to make and I thought it looked pretty amazing too!  It gave me that kick in the butt to keep on going and so far I’ve got two blocks in 3 more of the solids.  Here are the two Kona Pomegranate blocks:



Kona Honeydew:



And finally, Kona Surf:



My other solids are Kona Carnation, Kona Grass, and the unknown bright blue that I used for my test block.  Anyone have any good educated guesses?  And by the way, the only reason that I know the other solids is that the names were listed on my fabric store receipt.  I really, REALLY need to get one of those color cards one of these days…

With all of this productivity going on, I might even get motivated enough to catch up on my Sister’s Ten BOM.  Oh wait, it’s a new month already?  Which means that I will be 4 months behind now?  Ugh…let me just get back to my Broken Herringbones and deal with that another day.

Linking Up:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

20 comments:

  1. Lovin' those black and whites with the Konas! That Broken Herringbone block is sew much fun! Love what you are doing!

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  2. Awesome blocks Stephanie! Great job.

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  3. Your spin on the Broken Herringbone has so much pizzazz. You've made blacks and white pop so much!

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  4. These are so awesome. It looks like a neon light!

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  5. Love that you put the color in the sashing (or whatever it's called)!

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  6. I really love your blocks. Great idea to use the various solids for the sashing, it really makes the black and whites pop so much more.

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  7. Your blocks are looking great. I'm looking forward to see your final layout! Go, go, go! :-D

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  8. Love the broken herringbone pattern. Especially love your red/white/black version!

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  9. I love your twist on the broken herringbone.

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  10. Those blocks are so great, I can't wait to see them all together! Love the little fishies with the blue block! Glad you got you groove back. :-)

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  11. These are really cool, love your colour choices!

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  12. Love your fabric choices for the herringbone blocks! Very striking!

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  13. OOOOhhhh..how much phone to see all those black and whites, even some old Jan Mullen! Fun pattern!!! Love how the solids make them pop!

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  14. So clever to make the grout different colors and have the other area a scrappy b/w. Cant wait to see it together.

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  15. I love these, I'm making this quilt also. It's a fun QAL and they are all so unique.

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  16. This is so crazy sexy cool! I'm glad you're bringing a different flavor to the QAL. This quilt is going to be so original!

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  17. LOVE these. How are you going to lay out these blocks? Are you going to mix colors or do you have a pattern in mind?

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  18. Black and white with colored sashing - so striking! What are you planning to do with them? I can't wait to see!

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  19. Love these broken herringbone blocks ~ now I know what to do with all my B+W fabric!

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