Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Colour Blocks for September

On this Work in Progress Wednesday, I'm happy to say that there is finally some progress on my improv colour quilt. I was in the mood for something small and self contained this week, which made it the perfect time to try out a new block design. I still needed a purple block to compliment my improvised blocks, and came up with this:

I really love this! It's bright, modern and simple. I don't usually like making the same block over and over, but I would consider making more like this. Perhaps this one will be turned into a tutorial or pattern at some point.

While I had the background fabric laid out, I also sashed my remaining improv blocks from last year's Colour My World Challenge to get them ready for quilting. These blocks needed to be 15" square, so I added a bit of background on three sides to compliment the improvised look. Here are the completed pink crooked rail fence block and yellow convergence block.

This weekend, I plan to finish the quilt that has taken up most of my sewing time this year. It's my biggest finished project to date and I can't wait to share it. Seems it will be ready just in time for TGIFF OctoberQuest as well. Looking forward to seeing it all together!


  1. What fun blocks! I especially like the purple one :-)

  2. Your blocks look great! Love the purple one!

  3. Nice blocks. I like that one of them is rectangles and not the traditional (and sometimes over done) squares. It adds a nice mix to it. Can't wait to see it all put together. : )

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE the purple block (and not just because it's my favourite colour!)