Saturday, January 16, 2016

Got the Blues?

I have plenty of blues (I'm talking fabrics not feelings!) Blue is the color for January at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I've been having a great time making little 9-patch blocks with all sorts of medium and dark blues for my Ring Cycles quilt, and it's very exciting to see them all laid out together. I can already see the rings beginning to form!


Ring Cycles, pattern by Lessa Siegele, available on Craftsy
I have no idea how big this quilt will become or how many blocks are needed. I'm currently thinking about limiting my palette to cool colors: blues, teals/turquoises, greens, and purples. For now I am just enjoying the magic of seeing those little squares turn into circular rings right before my eyes!

Be sure to check out all of the wonderful scrappy projects at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge every Saturday and at Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is more fun than Housework on Sunday. 

Julie in GA

36 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt! I love the idea of limiting the colors because it looks so good right now.

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  2. This is amazing ! Love the pattern / have not seen anything like this before with nine patches.

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  3. This is going to be another amazing quilt! I like your idea of using just cool colors for the blocks.

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  4. I have to agree with the previous commenters - the best word for this quilt is amazing!! I am enjoying watching as you built it. I'm also very glad it's YOU, not ME who is doing it. I get a headache just contemplating the angles and such.

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  5. Such an incredible pattern! Your quilt will be stunning, no matter what color combination you choose. Can't wait to see the quilt grow!!

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  6. This is gorgeous! I've always wanted to make a Jacks' chain quilt.

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  7. It is going to be a wonderful quilt. That pattern is on my to-do list so it will be great watching you put yours together.
    Marlene
    marlene@coveredinstitches.com

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  8. OMGosh!!! This is going to be an awesome quilt! I love the background you are using. Is that grey dots? I can't really tell. I look forward to watching as you progress on this one!!

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  9. Jack's chain is on my "to do" list and I think you've just moved it up higher on my list. Awesome.

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  10. It certainly is a magical quilt and would be nice in the cool tones. Keep up the good work!

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  11. Wow! That is amazing. I can't wait to see this one as a finished quilt.

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  12. Oh, that is amazing! When you showed your ideas for what you might do, I never noticed that the ring cycle wuilt used 9 patches. I love the effect that creates!

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  13. That's a quilt I've always wanted to do, too. Yours is so gorgeous that I may have to start one of my own much sooner than I planned...

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  14. wow! what a stunning and different way to use the humble 9patch...

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  15. Jennifer stole my word - STUNNING!!

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  16. So much great movement when all those blocks come together. I never would have dreamed up the setting, but it makes all the difference.

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  17. Your quilt will be a beauty! Does your pattern have the set-in piecing? Like others, always wanted to give that one a try. I saw the pattern on Craftsy--the Kaffe Fasset version was quite something.

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  18. It's going to be a stunning quilt! The layout looks like mosaic tiles.

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  19. Isn't this an amazing pattern - it's looking beautiful.

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  20. Wow! I am impressed. Can't wait to see your progress.

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  21. These are gorgeous! Thanks for the source of the pattern too!

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  22. This quilt is going to be amazing! Thanks for sharing it with Oh Scrap!

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  23. A very unusual layout, I really like how it is coming together. Will be fun to see the finished project!

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  24. I love this layout-a more-complicated version of Jack's Chain that really sparkles.

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  25. I have a Jack's Chain ready to hand quilt. I think I love this version even more than the normal Jack's Chain. Thanks for the link to the pattern.

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  26. I love how you have them all laid out!

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  27. OH! Gorgeous. It reminds me of the old Jack's Chain quilts. It's been on my list to make for years but it's a bear, all the angles and inset seams. Love what you're doing here. LeeAnna

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  28. I love your ring cycle blocks. This will be a beautiful quilt.

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  29. Wow!!! That's going to be stunning.

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  30. Such a great design...it is going to be beautiful!

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  31. Amazing design from a simple block - the layout makes such a difference

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  32. Oh la la! I've recently bought this pattern to use for my scraps - it's fabulous to see how yours is looking!

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