Here is what it looked like when I got it. The center star was made by Gerrie. Liz put it on point by adding the strips around the star along with the orange, turquoise and black/brown fabric. The next border is to be triangles. I drew out some flying geese on the sides and thought that would work to continue the black/brown fabric making it look like a box. Then I couldn't decide what else to do, so I used the orange again along with a similar background batik - there wasn't enough of the original fabric in her box to use the same background batik and here is what it looks like now . . . . . .oops, it replaced the original picture with this cropped one, just a second, while I download the original off the camera again . . . . . . . .
I really like how the orange looks like boxes on point with turquoise squares inside. This is looking really great! I can't wait until Saturday to see what everyone else did with their triangles. And, to see how my little quilt is progressing!
The next thing I worked on was the color challenge from 15 Minutes Play. Victoria is posting a new color each week for you to play with. I was behind, since I haven't read many blogs lately and didn't know about this until Friday. I chose to use my own favorite pattern for each of my blocks and use the Kona Espresso that I got at Hobby Lobby for my background. Here is the Mauve block:
It is the only one all put together. I may off set the rest of the blocks and have them share some of the squares so there isn't sooo much solid brown squares. I may change my mind later and decide to finish each block and then put them on point with some sashing, but at this time I am leaving my options open. Which totally explains why the next two blocks look so wonky. They aren't totally sewn together, but you can get an idea about the colors. Here is the Ochre:
And the Avocado:
I can't wait until Wednesday to get the next color to use in my blocks. In the meantime, I will work on the April Challenge from the Modern 8 Create blog. I am not one of the 8 members, but it is fun to see what they are doing and try my own version of their challenges at home. (not that I have been able to do much before now, but I always enjoy seeing what they do) Here are their rules from their website for the challenge. Go by there and see what everyone is making. It is a lot of fun. I have only gotten to rule number one and am going to work on rule number two right now.
2) Crop it to pull out a section that is nearly unrecognizable as a “thing”.
3) Interpret this portion of your picture into a quilt.
4) Size is totally up to you. Make it a size you’ll love and want and use.
You can use any colors and fabrics you desire. You can embellish or not as you see fit. Use any technique that’s fun for you (or try a new one you’ve been wanting to play with).