Friday, July 17, 2015

plus, plus Progress

plus, plus Progress

Ooooooh, I needed that!  Sewing at home.  In a quiet house.  Seams and stitches cooperating so nicely to yield quick, measurable progress.

plus, plus Progress

You know what, folks?  Sewing is simple.  Hooray for simple, colorful, happy quilting!!

plus, plus Progress

I've just finished joining together my plus blocks (tutorial here).  Sew how I staggered the layout?  To make that happen, I sewed half-blocks on every other row.  To create half blocks, first I sewed some extra-wide plus blocks and then chopped them down center.  I like how the staggered layout seems to help the colors mingle even more.

plus, plus Progress

Remember how I was nervous about my colors?  Well, that infusion of neutrals totally did the trick.  At the end of the day I'm loving the bright vibe of this quilt and the very, very scrappy use of fabric in the "plus" shapes.  I made sure to include lots of stripes, some fun big prints and text too.  Fun stuff!

Alrighty then, I should get back to work.  Lots to do!

xo,

Rachel

p.s.  I wish I had time to write each one of you who commented on yesterday's "all about Eleni" post. My heartfelt thanks!   I saved those comments to enjoy while eating my lunch (and pumping!) today.  Such a treat.  And thanks also for your generous support of Breathe, Move, Eat, See {for baby Eleni}.  I posted an update today at the fundraiser with details about how we plan to use the funds over the coming months, for those of you who like numbers.  Much Love!

13 comments:

  1. I love the offset setting, so simple and so clever. Never seen this for this type of pattern before!

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  2. This is such a cheerful quilt. Lots of fun prints mixed with the solids and the offset rows is a great touch!

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  3. This quilt totally rocks. The mix of bright and neutrals with the offset works so well. I can't wait to see it backed and bound.

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  4. the staggering of your rows and the addition of the neutrals are both brilliant moves that add so much to this quilt! you are still a color genius. =)

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  5. The Plus quilt is SO nice! You are right, staggering the rows helps the solid background colors blend together.

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  6. Plus Plus every thing is good!
    This is beautiful, and so are you + adorable Eleni 💕
    Enjoy the boiling hot week-end.
    Thank you God for a/c!

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    1. Oh, awww those two question mark things were supposed to be two cutie little hearts

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  7. I love how you offset the blocks, that adds so much visual interest to this pattern! :)

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  8. I love how it’s coming together Rachel, the prints with solids is such a great idea and the staggered blocks make it even more interesting!

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  9. I really like the way you've offset the blocks and mixing the neutrals with the bright fabrics has worked really well. So glad you've had a bit of time for your own creative therapy ☺

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  10. I really love this! I wouldn't have thought to stagger the rows. I think that really makes it.

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  11. Oh Rach I can really feel your positivity soaring with this quilt!! Great job xxx

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  12. Yes, the layout does work nicely with the colors! I love it :)

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