Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Teal Quilt Block : :

My Teal Block for my Bottled Rainbow Quilt is finished!
Teal Quilt Block -- Finished!
This block was a bit challenge for me! Mostly because I just didn't have the scraps. Back when we "bottled our rainbows" the pieces I had considered teal all had the right color but also many others? After sticking so closely to my kona solid color for the other blocks I had to break my rule this time and cut into some stashed fabrics. My new 1001 Peeps!
Teal Quilt Block -- the Layout
I experimented with some new shapes for this, as well. I'm using a Mandala inspired theme for each block, starting out with one center shape to work from. I sort-of  mimicked the hexagon shape in the 1001 Peeps print for this and then I used my new GO! Baby fabric cutter and my favorite flower die to help me with some more tricky shapes. It worked!!!
Teal Quilt Block -- the Layout
Zig-zag stitching around the really curvy pieces was a little tricky, too -- it definitely wasn't easy!
Teal Quilt Block -- Not easy!
Look matching nails!
Teal Quilt Block -- matching nails : )
My Teal Block makes four finished! I've made room in my studio closet for all of them.
Bottled Rainbows Quilt Blocks -- 4 finished!
Here you can see the others -- my Pumpkin Petals, my Buttercup Sunburst, and my Ruby Love birds.

How about you -- what are you working on these days? I'd love to see!

19 comments:

  1. It's beautiful!

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  2. Maureen, your work is beautiful. I should start a collection of rainbow jars too...will look into that when we have a loft installed - yay! a craft room just for me! I'm a bear maker and have recently made a beautiful bear for a girlfriend...I recycled an old but oh-so-pretty lampshade that I couldn't bear (no pun intended)to throw away. I've tried posting a photo here but it didn't work. Will send it to your facebook page? Thanks for your blog, I love your fresh ideas and you are such an inspiration.

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  3. I love everything about this block!! SO pretty! Seriously, it makes me want to make another BR!!!

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  4. Very pretty...love the color!

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  5. I am so enjoying seeing these blocks of yours come together!

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  6. OOh this one is so beautiful! Nice work!

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  7. What a treat to see this today! I'm so glad you stuck with the mandalas. Very pretty!

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  8. Thanks everyone! I do wish I wasn't so far from the finish line, but I suppose a new quilt for this Fall will be pretty nice!

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  9. That is such a lovely block. Love that teal color.

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  10. I just love this shade of blue

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  11. I love the mandala patterns that you're making with these blocks. Just beautiful!

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  12. My favorite one so far!! Beautiful!

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  13. Beautiful block and I love that teal!

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  14. This is gorgeous. I've seen a lot of bottled rainbows, and I do love them all, but this is really unique

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  15. Love that square and love the rainbow quilt project! so pretty!

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  16. Love that square and love the rainbow quilt project! so pretty!

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  17. I am so smitten with this color right now...so I am naturally in love with the block!!! Gorgeous!!

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  18. Looked at the others but like this one the best of your bottled rainbows! I'ts just getting better and better!

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