Saturday, December 8, 2012

puzzle quilt {part 1}

The other day I came across this quilt on Flickr. Oh, my!!! I totally fell in love with it and knew I had to start working on something similar right away. I didn't really need another quilt, so I wanted to make a wall hanging for our bedroom.

Not a big deal, right? I pulled out my Liberated Quiltmaking II book to see how these blocks were made and I got to work.

After a few hours of feverish digging through my stash, cutting, trimming, and pressing, I had these blocks. Lovely, but looking a lot like beach balls????? Not exactly what I was going for.

So, inspired by another gorgeous quilt, I had this crazy idea of finding my old blocks discarded from previous projects and using those, plus my new "beach ball patchwork", in an improv quilt.

What can I say? Another couple of nights of more feverish cutting, trimming, sewing, and staring at my design wall later, and this is the stage my Puzzle quilt is at now.

I have no idea where this thing is heading or how big it will turn out, I'm hoping at least a throw size, because I've spent way too many hours on it already not to use it. Off to get some more improv craziness done.

Hope your weekend is lovely, too. Svetlana

22 comments:

  1. That looks great! I'm actually posting about a quilt with a very similar story later this week!

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  2. This is going to really cool!

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  3. Wow - this is totally cool! It will be very impressive when complete :)

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  4. Heh, love the improvvy madness of it!

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  5. This is looking beautiful. I look forward to seeing how it develops.

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  6. Svetlana! This makes me so happy :). My Flickr was going kind of crazy so I thought my quilt might have been on a blog somewhere, but I never would have guessed it would be on yours! I am so honored you like my quilt. I adore your style and your puzzle quilt is looking fabulous! I can't wait to see the progress. Xo, amy (dotdotgoose)

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  7. I love your thinking process and the fun of your puzzle quilt - keep going!

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  8. You rock at improv - love what you have done so far!

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  9. Hi Svetlana! I know this quilt is going to be the best! You have there so beautiful blocks with wonderful colours! I love both quilts in your links and because starting a new quilt soon, I may this great idea. x Teje

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  10. What a fun and useful idea! This quilt is going to turnout so pretty and original!

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  11. Looks fantastic! What a great idea!

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  12. Svetlana how cool! I definitely do not get beach balls from it at all. Such a nice refreshing quilt - great color balance and I like the puzzling out of all your different blocks. Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  13. I love it!! And no, no beach ball vibe, either separately or with the other blocks.

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  14. Goodness, look at how well those all blend together. You're definitely onto something!

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  15. I love the way this is shaping up!

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  16. isn't Chase's Kitchen Sink quilt amazing? I have plans to start looking through my "dead blocks" to see what to make. It is at the top of my list right now. You look like you have a great start to your Puzzle quilt

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  17. I like the new blocks a lot. And I think a quilt out of trying or leftover blocks is what I searched for. I'd like to try so many blocks or techniques, so that's what could help me. Thanks for inspiring.

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