Work in progress – 2014.07.02

Plus sign squaresFor the MQG Michael Miller Petal Pinwheels fabric challenge I initially made ‘plus’ blocks in a variety of sizes.  I ran out of fabric, so decided to wait until I got another bundle at the next VMQG meeting.

By the time I received more fabric, I realized that I wasn’t happy with the blocks I had.  I considered several designs with these fabrics, and finally realized that (for me) the 6 fabrics just didn’t work well together.  I decided to use my second bundle of fabrics to make 2 separate quilts, each using 3 of the fabrics.

MQG - Petal PinwheelsFor the first set of 3 fabrics, I added solids in dark gray, very light gray and yellow, plus a bit of peacock blue for added zip.  The inspiration for this quilt design is this DIY painting.  I used bias tape for the straight lines.  In this photo, all the bias tape has been sewn on, except the peacock blue.  Next I’m going to bind it (probably with several colors), then I will quilt each section.



DSCN3681I have an idea in mind for the 2nd set of 3 fabrics, but I haven’t started working on it yet.  Hopefully I can get it finished before the deadline.


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9 Responses to Work in progress – 2014.07.02

  1. Nicole says:

    What a fun quilt! They are a challenging group of fabrics to work with. I think that might be why I haven’t touched my bundle yet!

  2. ellen says:

    Love this quilt. Some in the Tampa MQG are doing this challenge too. Found you on WIP Wed at Freshly pieced. Linked to you on my blog.

  3. mskhofhinn says:

    I love the use of bias tape for the straight lines – it looks great!

  4. Terry: Love this piece. It’s very Pop Art… and fits your fantastic style. So glad you shared this on the link up.

  5. I love how the second version came out. It’s super fun!

  6. This is so cool! It caught my attention on Freshly Pieced’s WIP page, and I had to come here so I could see it better. I absolutely love it!

  7. deborah says:

    Very striking structure to this piece! I really like what you have done with the color and value placement!

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