Finally Neoned out… for now

I am proud to present the last block of my Neon Pink quilt…

free paper pieced star blockThis 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.

Atomic Star block piecesSo 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….

photoI 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!

Nearly there…

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…

paper pieced neon blockThe 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.

Neon piecesI 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.

We have neon…we have pink…

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.

WQ Neon Block 2

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.

Neon wip

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.

pattern pieces

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.

Thank you.