Friday, October 11, 2013

Fractured QAL - week 6

It's only been 6 weeks since the Fractured QAL started and I was so happy that we were going to take it slow, but I guess I just got on the "excitement" bandwagon with everyone else, because my top is finished! Yippee!



I found the perfect backing fabric on our Saturday day trip to get apples. Hopefully this weekend I'll be able to get the backing, batting, and top pin-basted together in anticipation of quilting it next week.



I'm going to do something pretty simple quilting-wise... probably straight, veritical lines. I'm really liking that look these days and think it might look great with this quilt.



I visited Vicki's blog earlier this morning and was surprised to see what everyone else is doing. Wanda has already started a 2nd, 3rd, & 4th quilt using the Fractured block parts and several others have started their "Red Center" quilts with their own take on it! I love that. Everyone takes the pattern and makes their own little changes to it. Kathy really started something didn't she? If you are interested in seeing everyone's progress go here!

Oh Oh! I just noticed that the upper right hand corner the last 2 blocks in the 2nd row from the top are upside down! Guess I'll have to fix that right away. Glad I saw it before I got it all quilted.

I also started playing around with leftover block parts, since I originally was going to start a "Red Center." Then, I saw Julia's quilt and decided I really like the "Chevron" version.


I haven't decided which fabrics to use yet, but it will be scrappy for sure! Probably a little bit of everything.

Take care,

11 comments:

Sally said...

OMG! It's fantastic! I'm so jealous. I'm still replacing blocks that were "wrong". In spite of careful placement, so I thought, I had to do a bit of rearranging. LOve, love, love yours.

Sally T said...

The arrangement from red to yellow-orange is so striking...like exploding fruit. I agree with Sally :)
I'm jealous too!

Cathy Underhill said...

That's absolutely stunning Terri I adore this quilt and the colours you have used, along with the black and whites are simply divine. xo

Stacey said...

really lovely quilt....it looks great in those reds, pinks and oranges...I might have one or two of those fabrics in my cupboard....now you have given me another great idea ;)

Exuberant Color said...

it is beautiful!! Your quilting plan sounds good too. That is how I planned to do my red and gray one too.

These blocks will make a great chevron quilt too.

Glad you caught the mistake before quilting. It's always good to look at photos to catch problems.

Sandy said...

It is absolutely gorgeous! Even if you hadn't caught the mistake it would have still been beautiful.

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh these colours are beautiful Terri and the way you have set it is super.

floribunda said...

it's looking great, Terri -- I love those bright oranges! (I ordered the book a few days ago... too much eye-candy on the blogs to pass this one up!)

Barb in Mi said...

Yep, fabulous! Layout and colors are great!

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

Too much fun! I saw the quilt along last week and wanted to play and then I too jumped on the bandwagon and couldn't get off! I love how bright and cheerful your is and fantastic background fabrics!

Cloudy Stitches said...

This looks very striking. I love it!