This week I wanted to share a recent finish that was actually started years ago… so many years I am a little embarrassed.
Photos can not do this neon pink justice… it really is vibrant and a little crazy. The grey and white does a good job of calming the pink a little…
A few of these blocks were left over from a Portland Modern Quilt Guild challenge in 2013… the rest are ones that I added (some I even designed the paper piecing pattern for!)….
Okay I have to admit I have a problem letting things go and this was particularly true of the couple of blocks I inherited for the charity program. They just screamed to be made into a quilt, but they were so bright that they did play nicely with any of the other orphan blocks I had… you see my dilemma right, I had to make more blocks to go with them.
Someone who appreciates pink in all it’s glory – actually my kind of person…. is going to love this quilt…and just in case the front was not enough to sell it I found some fabulous Ikea fabric in my stash for the back…
This quilt has already made its way to the local PICU where it definitely brightened some kids stay, I am sure of it.
Fabric: Michael Miller Neon fabric and Cotton Couture
Blocks: various paper pieced blocks
Quilt Size: 52 x 52 inches
I am proud to present the last block of my Neon Pink quilt…
This pattern was fun to make and I think reflects a couple of the other blocks already in the quilt. You can find a free copy of the pattern I designed here…WQ Atomic Star block.
So now all of the neon blocks are done and all that is left to do is the maths for the sashing – made a little complex because the blocks finished up at 12 1/2 inches and 11 inches. In the beginning when I decided to make some friends for the two 11 inch PMQG orphan blocks I found, I did not realise I was making the maths harder. Augh….
I am sure it will be worth it in the end but for now I have my calculator and some graph paper out to see how to make this sucker work. Wish me luck!
After today I am just one block away from having my Neon pink quilt ready to put together… so without further ado here is my penultimate pink neon crazy…
The pattern is a free one that comes with the EQ system, so I need to check copyright and see if I can share it with you. If I can, I will put it one the paper piecing pattern page in the coming week.
I am definitely going to be remaking this block, because it would be AWESOME done scrappy. I have a cunning plan for the block already…
So next week I will post the last neon block for this quilt, but do not despair, as there is more neon in my future. I have one other orphan Neon quilt to put together for the Portland Modern Quilt Guild…. you have been warned.