Neon overload

This week I managed to finish my Neon pink quilt top…finally.

neon quilt topI must admit I procrastinated lots and lots about how to get the different sized blocks to work.  Finally two of my fellow PMQG partners in crime suggested the same solution… border the blocks with white and then cut them down to the same size.  Michelle and Kimberly’s genius idea saved my head from exploding from a math over exertion.

Neon quilt detail 3This quilt started life as two orphan blocks from a PMQG Michael Miller challenge last year – an 11 inch star block and an 11 inch modern line block.  They were too fabulous not to do something with… and so I made some supporting blocks.

Neon star blockYou can find paper piecing patterns for most of these blocks under the “free paper piecing patterns” tab if you are interested.  .

quilt top detailThe fabric used is all Michael Miller… the Neon range in pink, with Cotton Couture in Soft White and my new go to grey Fog.   The grey really does a wonderful job of toning down the Neon overload!


27 thoughts on “Neon overload

  1. This is just fantastic! Great saving the math idea too. On my screen it looks like you have pale grey background though, which is also nice with that neon pink.

    • Lizzie the background fabric is Soft White. Unfortunately Neon is ridiculous hard to photograph…too much light/brightness and the colours blow out in up pretty ways. I think once the quilt has some batting and a backing it will be easier to photograph properly.

  2. Wow – this is incredible! The black/white/grey photograph so that this looks like a B/W photo with color tinting – in highlighter pink! I adore your blocks and am now inspired to try something like this myself – or at least add it to my growing list of “must makes!”

  3. Brain explosion by math exertion sounds like one of the worst possible fates. Also, I’m not sure neon pink is capable of being toned down, no matter what. Congrats on your finish. You made some fantastic blocks.

  4. Hahaha! There it is! I came to your blog today and had to smile when I saw that you had put your pink blocks together – it has turned out fabuloulsy! WOW! Congratulations on your marvelous work. Now i am looking forward to seeing it quilted! Greetings from Germany!

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  6. Omg, I love it! Do you sell these? I would love to have a neon pink quilt. Actually been looking online for one over a year now.

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