Sunday, October 9, 2016

Organized Chaos

Here's my version of Sujata Shah's wonderful pattern,
"Organized Chaos."  
It's a joy to make, and a great way to use scraps.



The color scheme started with this home decorator fabric.  
A friend and I took on the challenge to make a quilt with it.
I thought I might use it as the border. 
In the end, both the fabric and the quilt shouted, "No!"




I quilted it with wool batting, and stitched in the ditch along the outside edge of each block. 
Then I added perle cotton 8 details.


Keeping with the scrappy theme, the back is a hodgepodge of large scraps.



You can purchase the pattern at Sujata's etsy shop here.



Meanwhile, I was fooling around with some "orphan" blocks. 



And the challenge fabric found it's home!  

39 comments:

Linda Swanekamp said...

Love the quilt! Not sure I have the skill to make the block. Seems pretty fussy to meet everything right on. Love the colors, prints, and quilting!

Sujata Shah said...

You have the ability and the eye to make any fabric at home! I just was thinking about a small medallion quilt you made a while ago. A basket block made to the center stage on your quilt. You have a way with them. Love your version of the Organozed Chaos! The pattern and color play is so you!
xo

Sujata Shah said...

You have the ability and the eye to make any fabric at home! I just was thinking about a small medallion quilt you made a while ago. A basket block made to the center stage on your quilt. You have a way with them. Love your version of the Organozed Chaos! The pattern and color play is so you!
xo

Shasta Matova said...

This is gorgeous! What a great way to use scraps.

Nancy said...

Organized Chaos is a wonderfully fun quilt. It looks like a complicated pattern. Did you pull all the fabrics before beginning or add as you went along? Did you lay out the blocks for placement before adding the corners to the blocks where the color continues from the diagonal blocks? It's just delightful!

And I really like that wide checkerboard border on your second quilt. Maybe I'll be brave some day....

--Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

June D said...

Beautiful decisions.

Chris said...

Love! Nifty = lovely!

Terry said...

Love the" scrappy make do" approach which you combine so well with contemporary fabrics. Both quilts are a feast for the eye.

beth s said...

you are amazing! Love your quilts.

Heidi said...

Absolutely stunning. Love the warm color scheme

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi! I love your new quilt! Fantastic patter and the fabrics are gorgeus! x teje

betty prins said...

It's really great, all the colors and the pattern, Ilove it..
The back is so nice, love the scrappy way you did this!

Marit said...

Just lovely, the colours and hand-quilted details. Really love the back, too. I am considering using wool batting for my next quilt, making it both warm and light. Your inspiration fabric found a good home, too!
; )

Quiltdivajulie said...

I recently purchased this pattern from Sujata and Organized Chaos is on my 2017 project list. Your version is fabulous - so vibrant and full of movement. Congratulations!!!

smazoochie said...

Yummy things happening at your house!
Isn't it funny & fun when the inspiration fabric doesn't make it into the quilt! I must look into Sujata's pattern -- it looks like fun.
I'm happy your orphans are finding forever homes!

Janie said...

Fabulous! I really love the perle cotton detail.

trudys_person said...

I love scrap quilts, and this is stunning! Beautiful!

audrey said...

Your Organized Chaos is delightful! Really happy colors.:) Always a treat to see how you put your colors and fabric together. And I know I tell you that all the time, but I sooo enjoy the results of your quilting! Great inspiration!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your Organised Chaos is a wonderful party of fun and fabulous movement and colour!! It's so funny the inspiration fabric didnt make it in that quilt but it looks just right in the next one you made. A bonus that you got two quilts from the one inspiration.

Kyle said...

I admire your ability to take all those scrappy pieces and create organized chaos! It's so colorful and energized. The original border fabric definitely didn't belong with that quilt, but did find a perfect home.!

O'Quilts said...

Just lovely...both pictures..are great...and the hand big stitching...you go!!! I am quite impressed

Mystic Quilter said...

Organise Chaos is a beauty, love the scrappy back too.

madhappycrafter said...

I love your work - all of it! You did a fantastic job on "organized chaos" and i love how the original challenge fabric was used on your fun improv quilt with orphan squares.

chromatobalomata said...

Your quilt is lovely! I like the colors,pink,red and blue in center,it is so playful,the more I look at it the more it catch me!

Quilteuse Forever said...

An organized chaos? I see a dancing galaxy of stars! The more I look at it, the more I love it. And again, what a fabulous mix of fabrics.

Your orphan tile block has now a family, how nice!

Christine Feldstein said...

This is a real challenge, and so successful! I believe that there is nothing more difficult than organizing a "chaos", but at the same time it is so interesting and rewarding! You never get bored with a scrap quilt. I love your use of plain strong pinks, the lovely hand quilting and the backing. You managed as usual to create harmony from chaos... you are a magician, congratulations!

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

This quilt is simply out of this world! WOW! I love it! You are so good at creating exciting and dancing quilts! Your eye for colour and pattern is amazing! I would also like to try this pattern sometime soon!

Ann said...

Wow. This quilt is AMAZING!!!!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Stunning quilt, I love it! The fabrics dance around each other beautifully, I love how you see the circles - and then you don't, so much fun!

Julie Fukuda said...

You have out-done yourself this time! I love, love, love the results.

Mary Keasler said...

Of course this is fabulous. Just absolutely fabulous.

Kaja said...

It just goes to show, there is a place for every fabric. Both lovely quilts. I like the movement and vibrancy (s that a word?) of Organized Chaos, and the quirky, unusual combinations in the second one.

Karen said...

Your work is always so inspiring and this one is too. Fabulous!!!

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Love the quilt!

Karen said...

Did you find the blocks easy to make? They look like they would not be the easiest to put together.

Judith said...

My goodness, it is gorgeous! Well done, love it. There is one thing lacking in my life; "TIME". Still working on Mrs. Billings. Enjoy your sunday.

Dasha said...

Brilliant quilt. Love the "chaos".

Annemieke said...

Such a fun quilt!!!!!! I love the backing too. It is an interesting pattern. I will remember this one. The last quilt is great too. it reminds me of Gwen Marston's work and that I wanted to tell you I followed her online class😊, finally!

Ann said...

I've admired your version since you posted it, Lee Ann. Especially the pink ring in the top left.
After looking at your orphan block quilt for a while I decided the quieter border print focuses attention on the center. And the different double blue borders are great. Love that you brought the scale of each round up. So much to look at in all your work.
Thanks for linking with Kaleidoscope of Butterflies.