Sunday, September 20, 2015

On the Design Wall

A few weeks ago, I took a class with the wonderful Sujata Shah called "Organized Chaos."



I used the fabric on the left for the color scheme.



Sujata said, "These blocks are like potato chips."
She was right!  I just kept making more and more.  



And more!  I was having so much fun, I decided to make it a queen size quilt.



I've always been fascinated by kaleidoscope quilts, and 
Sujata's pattern has a special twist.
I just love the way some of the blocks seem to burst out of their seams!




This is about half the quilt, not yet sewn together.
My design wall isn't big enough for the whole thing, so I'll make one section at a time.



A final check on value before I begin sewing the rows together.  
OK, ready to sew!




45 comments:

Supergoof said...

WOOOOOOOOH I love this quilt, I love the pattern and the colours! The quilt looks so happy!
:o)

Heidi said...

wonderful...love your color scheme !

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Beautiful. The points getting out of the squares make it very lively.

apiecefullife said...

YesI love kaleidoscope quilts as well. so many possible variations. I love yours: the colours are brilliant and so individual. must have been a great workshop.

not so zen -quilts in Paris said...

I love the bold colors, this will be a very vibrant quilt, and a real one! The kind that covers you up when you are cold and tired... Love from Paris, a bit autumnly now.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Nifty. I'm so glad I started my day by visiting your cheerful blog. What a gorgeous quilt you're showing. I enjoyed looking back over your old posts and seeing your trip to France and your visit with Katell. Soooo fun! I did manage to see Bonnie Hull in Salem this summer when I was in Portland for a family wedding/reunion. One of these years I'll try to make it to Seattle to visit you!
best, nadia

Quilteuse Forever said...

Fun to read the upper comments from such beautiful people! Your blog is just like a cosy place to meet.
This quilt will be a masterpiece again! These warm colors are shining, making sometimes stars that I love to look for. It will be a great, great quilt, with a millefiori effect. So much work, but a total reward!
PS : save tripes from these fabrics for a pineapple quilt, would be great too ;-)
Hugs from France

christine said...

This is a quilt that makes your eye continue to move. I'm looking forward to seeing the entire quilt. Lovely!

Marit said...

This is lovely, makes me think of autumn in warm colours. So fun to watch the progress pictures and see the formation of the stars...

Terry said...

Bright happy colors sure to keep you warm in the Pacific Northwest.

Chris said...

Love! Thank you for showing your color scheme inspiration - lookin' good! Have fun!

Diane said...

Wonderful! I like everything about this!

Mary said...

Fabulous! I love all the scrappiness and a great secondary pattern is always a bonus!!! Love it!

Barb said...

Wonderful! Joyful!!
I love how the corners are creating secondary stars - great touch.
is this one in the book? I'll have to check it out.

Jan said...

Spectacular!

smazoochie said...

So much to look at! Things move forward, things move back.
A real joy!

Jodi said...

I'm throwing my hat in the "I love it" ring! And if you decided to put a border, that inspiration you show in the top pic would be great, of course! Hello from Rhode Island!

Ineke M said...

Oh what a beauty, I love the pattern ande the colours..........

Diane Calesso said...

Gorgeous!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Awesome!! I love this pattern of Sujatas and I'm loving the colours you're using, and that inspiration fabric is fabulous!! Best of all it sounds like you're having a great time making it, happy sewing!!

Hilacha (loose strand) said...

Ohh! spellbound...

greeneggs said...

Holy wow! That is fantastic. I love your fabric choices.

MadHappyCrafter said...

I could see the original fabric inspiration used as a big bold border - lol~ I love the color scheme and how your eye moves and never gets tired of looking.

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh so wonderful! The colours are just beautiful.

La Mañosa said...

Wow, this is so striking! I love seeing your palette and th fabrics you chose. Is this in her book?

O'Quilts said...

Sooo wonderful...you have the magic touch in this one.

Karen said...

This looks fabulous!!!! I have followed her blog and her work is so wonderful. I need to check out her book. You have a great start!

audrey said...

Lovely blocks. I am always inspired by your color/fabric choices and combinations!

Julie Fukuda said...

I have never tried that pattern with many colors. Yours is just wonderful. I see some inspiration popping up.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love it--great colors and it's so fun!

fiberchick said...

Spectacular! Loved this pattern in Sujata's book and/but wow- you've outdone yourself again:):):)

fiberchick said...

It is in the book isn't it?!

Monica said...

Well, I don't see any of those blues in the inspiration fabric, and they really make the quilt! I think there is a good lesson for me there. This is going to be a real beauty. :D

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Stunning!

Helen said...

Kaleidoscope quilts have always fascinated me, and this one has mesmerized me! Want to see more...

Karen said...

Good description of this style quilt. Wild but wonderful.

Sujata Shah said...

Yes, Potato chips and I love this bag of chips for sure! I could go on making them with you! Your colors are absolutely wonderful as always.. I can not wait to see that other half!
xoxo

Quiltdivajulie said...

Fantastic!!

abelian said...

This wonderful quilt is not in Sujata's book, which I own. There are other great quilts there, but not this one. Hope it's the first chapter in a new book!

Dot

Ann said...

Sujata' quilt is lovely and so is yours. Good idea to use a fabric for inspiration and not include it in the quilt. Thanks for sharing photos of the various stages.

Christine Feldstein said...

This is going to be another marvel from you! I was just going to say like Ann that I find a very good idea to use a fabric we like for inspiration for a color scheme. I look forward to see the progress of this quilt!

Christine Feldstein said...

This is going to be another marvel from you! I was just going to say like Ann that I find a very good idea to use a fabric we like for inspiration for a color scheme. I look forward to see the progress of this quilt!

the girlfriend gap said...

Your quilts Always bring a smile to my face : ) Love what you do ! janita

Victoria said...

Wow, wow and triple wow!!!

Annemieke said...

OO I love this pattern!! And you are right about the liveliness, I can keep looking at it and see different patterns popping up. Your choice of fabrics is (again;)) very nice.
Groetjes
Annemieke