This is my second entry in 2018 Pantone Ultra Violet Quilt Challenge hosted by Rebecca Bryan, Bryan House Quilts, and Sarah Elizabeth Sharp, No Hats in the House. Ramps quilt top is 56″x 79″ made by me, Elizabeth Ray, in the USA. I also entered Pickle Burst in the quilts category. Click here for my Ramps Instagram post.
I made and designed this quilt specifically for this challenge. I have been playing around in my head with the idea of a series inspired by my own Brides quilt.
I designed Ramps in EQ8. I originally was planning on curves like Bridges but the half rectangle angles spoke to me the most. I needed to quickly play with the shapes, size, and colors and EQ8 allowed me to do that. I am still learning and this is my first design in EQ8 I have sewn.
I ended up with this design in EQ8. I used different saturation and hues of purple to get the effect I liked and make sections. I had ordered a bunch of purple solids but it was after I designed it with colors available in EQ8 that I matched my stash fabrics as best I could as I went.
I made the blocks around 14″ x 28″ as 14″ is wof divided by 3. I like to maximize fabric usage. and wanted this quilt to be large scale. My Bridges quilt was a mini at 16″x18″ with 4″x5.5″ blocks.
I used a loose approach to the half rectangles and then squared up at whatever size they became. I also wasn’t concerned at all with the vertical stripes in each block matching other blocks, in fact I preferred they didn’t line up. I did take extra care to line up the diagonal points and all the block center intersections. This first intersection makes me so happy!
Greenery 66″x84″. I am excited about this Greenery challenge and will briefly share my journey so far. Continue reading “Greenery – 2017 Pantone Quilt Challenge”
What a great QAL by Jessica Skultety of quiltyhabit.com! I have had a great time making, sharing, following and supporting everyone. I completed my quilt and couldn’t be more excited with it! Big thanks to Jessica for the design, QAL, encouragement, and guidance along the way. Continue reading “Star Light Star Dark QAL – Finish and Quilting”
I have been busy keeping on pace with Jess of Quilty Habit’s QAL. I completed the large stars and the small friendship stars at this point. Continue reading “Star Light Star Dark QAL progress”
I decided to participate in QuiltyHabit’s Star Light Star Dark QAL. The design appealed to me, patchwork, stars, and no light constant background fabric. I make a lot of quilts with light background fabrics, so it is good to branch out.
Continue reading “Star Light Star Dark QAL – Fabric Choices”
One day later, March 1, and I finished my Chic County quilt top! I am so excited. It was a great month sewing on this and a Tula Pink Elizabeth dresden mini while I waited on more fabric.
Continue reading “4×7 Sewing Challenge – conclusion”
It was a slower week for me quilting as my husband was out of town, my baby was sick, and my mom was visiting.
Tuesday I went to my first guild meeting and joined our local NWA Modern Quilt Guild. So excited!! Before the meeting we viewed a near by exihit of Crazy Quilts at Rogers Historical Museum. Continue reading “4×7 Sewing Challenge – Week 3”
My second week working on my Chic Country quilt was productive. I finished sewing the C and D pieces on to what I call the petals, for half the quilt(more on this later). Continue reading “4×7 Sewing Challenge – Week 2”
I decided to participate in BerryBarnDesign’s #4x7sewingchallenge this month. Back in November I fell in love with the Chic County quilt Pattern by Sew Kind of Wonderful. Continue reading “February = selfish sewing”