Splash of Color QAL

Another fun quilt a long caught my attention, hosted by Myra at Busy Hand Quilts.  All it calls for is black (and / or) white, and a splash of color.  Any color.  I’m in!

Fabric picks:

  • Insignia in Orange
  • Fruit Dots Metallic Gold Stripe on Orchid
  • Fruit Dots Metallic Gold Stripe on Orange
  • Petal Rumpled in Sour
  • Insignia in Mellow Yellow
  • Hoppington Haystack in Orchid
  • Hatch Waffle Cone in Onyx

Color!

Now that my friends, is color!   I think I snuck (grammer might need a correction!) an extra green in the shot.  The Remix Criss Cross in green (3rd up from the bottom) is for another project.

The fabrics are cut and I basted a couple pieces together to ensure I was following instructions correctly.  Here is a sneak peek though of the cut 48 colored rectangles and the 48 mid rectangles.  The pattern I chose is  Cascading Stars by Afton Warrick.  I am excited to see what it looks like with a black background!Cut Color!

Details for this quilt-a-long can be found at Splash of Color QAL. 

This morning, I chain pieced one set of blocks after another and am well on my way.  I tried different layouts of the colors and ended up here.

Cascading stars.JPG

I do wish I had taken a picture of the other variations (one scrappy with mixed colors and the other with two colors in each star).  I love the sun beam reflecting on this shot.

Cascading stars with sun beam

I’m working on this in-between a few other WIPs including this cute reindeer.  I nearly always use leaders and enders on my machine before and after my chain piecing which keeps WIP together and moves all my projects along one piece at a time.

IMG_0570(1).JPGBack to the Splash of Color!

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