Sunday, January 29, 2017

OMG January Goal Success!

One of my 2016 projects for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge was making 3D Folded Box blocks, following this tutorial by Donna Lynn Thomas. One change that I made was to scale my blocks down to 9" finished, rather than the 12" blocks in the tutorial. I made 6 - 8 blocks each month following the RSC colors, and I ended the year with just over 60 blocks.



My One Monthly Goal (OMG!) for January was to finish assembling the first quilt top from my blocks. I used 30 of the 60+ blocks that I'd made, joining them with sashing and cornerstones, then adding a piano key border. My quilt top finished at 60.5" x 71".


3D Folded Boxes quilt top, 60.5" x 71"
Tutorial by Donna Lynn Thomas

Here is a closeup shot of a few blocks. These blocks are a good illustration of the importance of selecting fabrics with value contrast in order to get the 3-D effect. It worked out especially well in these blocks.



I am linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt, and Moving It Forward at Em's Scrapbag. Check out all of them for tons of amazing quilting inspiration! I am also joining the January link up at Elm Street Quilts for meeting my One Monthly Goal and the Rainbow Scrap Challenge finishing link-up at soscrappy. I'm so happy to have gotten the year off to a successful start!

Julie in GA

35 comments:

  1. Such a delightful quilt, the colours and boarder are excellent and the 3-D effect is great.

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  2. Just lovely, piano border really sets it off well too.

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  3. I just love this rainbow quilt. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

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  4. WOW! What a beautiful quilt - I have ordered both of her books as I want to improve on color placement to achieve the 3D look!!!!! I am impressed with your choice of colors and placement! Excellent work.

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  5. So colorful and fun! Great job getting the momentum going and finishing!!!!

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  6. I love how bright your quilt is. It is quite amazing.
    Helen

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  7. SO PRETTY!! Love all the beautiful, bright colors! Great job.

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  8. What a great quilt! I LOVE everything about it!

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  9. Congrats on your great finish! I have a thing for 3-D quilts and lots of color so I am especially attracted to this quilt! :)

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  10. Wonderful use of the RSC blocks! Talk about a Happy New Year!

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  11. Love this quilt. The keyboard border is perfect. Another gorgeous RSC finish!

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  12. A wonderful finish! And the 3D effect is great, I love it!

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  13. Such a beautiful quilt! Thank you for showing how to achieve a 3D effect!

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  14. Beautiful quilt! Love the borders

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  15. Thanks to your closeup I can finally see the 3-D effect. Congrats on your finish.

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  16. This is sooooooooooooo pretty. Love the cheerfulness of the block colors an the block design. I have to check out that link you provided - thanks for sharing

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  17. It looks AWESOME!!! Such a wonderful job with the 3-D effect and that piano key border.

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  18. It's absolutely gorgeous! The sashing and border are perfect!

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  19. Your border is wonderful, but your cornerstones are perfection!

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  20. Wow, that is great! This has always been a favorite block, and I love that you've reduced it and made it in so many beautiful colors ways. Congratulations on making your goal!

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  21. Great quilt finish, love this pattern.

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  22. What a beautiful quilt! I love that pattern, and I especially love your addition of the squares in the corner which make a nine-patch alternate block with the sashing. And your piano key border is the perfect finishing touch. This is a truly stellar quilt!!

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  23. Wow! Your blocks look fabulous. You did a great job of getting the darks and lights right to get the 3D effect. Wonderful. And, YEA! (yep I'm shouting!) for getting your OMG done. Great job all around.

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  24. Really great quilt -- congratulations on the finish stage!

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  25. That's a great quilt. Love looking at the individual blocks and color values. You put a lot of thought and WORK into it. Congratulations!

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  26. Fantastic quilt! The borders and cornerstones are a perfect finish!

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  27. What a fabulous finish, I have so enjoyed watching this quilt come together this past year.

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  28. An amazing start to the year!!! Congratulations.

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  29. You did a beautiful job on this quilt. Congratulations

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  30. Great finish - loads of colorful scrappiness!

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  31. Julie, these are so colorful! The piano key border sets off the blocks. You can now check off one goal.

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  32. Wow what a great rainbow quilt. And you got it done in January too. I love the boarder too.

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