What more could you want?
This paper piecing Monday sees me full embracing the Neon crazy. In my defense I did not start this but I am definitely going to finish it. This week I worked out exactly what direction I wanted to take with this quilt and so designed this block with my new “cunning plan” in mind.
You see this quilt was inspired by two “orphan” blocks that I inherited when I took over my role at Portland Modern Quilt Guild. I hate to see fabulous blocks go to waste, and love the challenge of finding a way to use them. I warn you I inherited a lot of weird and wonderful things and you will see more of them over the next 12 months.
The two blocks I started with were 11 inch neon pink and grey. I do not know who made them, but they are fabulous. My plan is to border the grey blocks with 1 inch of white sashing and make a checker board style quilt with alternating 11 inch grey blocks and white border blocks.
So for this week’s block I designed a snowball style block, with a larger than usual white border. I am loving this block and can not wait to make it in my traditional scrappy style. The block is a fun 40 pieces and was really simple to whip up. The 12 inch pattern can be found here…WQ Neon Block 2.
I also wanted to thank everyone for their kind comments about my “magazine debut”. I quilt because I love (in a crazy insane way) but I never thought other people would enjoy what I made as much as they have. I continue to be surprised by the response my quilts get, touched by the comments people leave and grateful for the friendships I am making.
14 thoughts on “We have neon…we have pink…”
I love that you can take a couple of crazy blocks and turn it into this inspired vision. That hot pink and grey combination is gorgeous. I’m still searching for the January Quilting Down Under, it seems to have sold out everywhere, which can only be a good thing for your stats, eh?
Or it means that my family has bought every copy available… which I think is the case!
Which is only right, of course! You’re famous now, and they need bragging material. Did they send you a pdf of the article to approve first, and if so, could you post it so the DUQ-deprived among us could also read the article…?
I did not get a PDF and did not see/read the article until I got the magazine last week. I could scan it for you?
That would be great! Only if it’s not too much trouble…
I love the way your are rescuing these blocks!
looks like you’re having a blast
NEON! LOVE! I so wish it was 1987 everyday just so I can wear neon. 🙂
When I read the title I was a bit skeptical – neon? The blocks are beautiful. I love what you are doing to make companions for the orphans. I can’t wait to see it all come together.
Those neon blocks are fab! Thanks so much for the pattern ~ I love that block!
Elsa I am so glad I am not the only one that likes it. I think it has real quilt potential.
Cath, you have a wonderfully brave and true understanding of color! Your work always encourages me to stretch out of my comfort zone.
This year I have decided to stretch out of my comfort zone too with colour. You will see the first lot of results Wednesday. It is an interesting experience.
These are fantastic, I especially like that pink and grey knot type block it’s really unusual 🙂