Tuesday, September 17, 2013

W.I.P. Wednesday

The only project I currently have in the works is my version of Elizabeth Hartman's 'Roller Rink' quilt from "Modern Patchwork", which I first posted about last Wednesday.  Since last week, I've pieced together three strip sets and have cut up one of the sets and sashed them into blocks (long narrow rectangles, which feels so strange when you're used to working with squares!)


These blocks are all from the same strip set, which will not be the final layout and they will not all have that jarring black square right in the middle!  I just threw them up on the design wall, alternating the orientation of the blocks, to get a small idea of how it will come together and I think I'm really going to love it.  It's very geometric and busy, but I'm keeping in mind that it is going to be an outdoor/soccer/car quilt, and then crazy busy is okay!

The fabric is Zen Chic Comma along with Kona Steel and Kona Iron.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

24 comments:

Carla said...

This is such a great pattern. Comma looks great in anything!

Suz J said...

Love the Comma - it is a great pattern to highlight the fabric. I didn't notice the black until you mentioned it, it looks fine.

Patchwork and Play said...

This is going to be brilliant! I envy you having only one WIP! How do you do it?

Annabella said...

This is lovely - just gorgeous!!

Lorna McMahon said...

Love it! The rectangle shape and the fabrics are awesome!

Janet M. said...

This looks great! I love the alternating shades of grey.

Katie B said...

Really cool! Love this pattern.

Kate said...

Nice! I need alternating greys for one of my projects - thanks for trying out Steel and Iron together for me! ;)

Toni said...

Looks great so far!

Julia Graber said...

I love what you have going on there. Elizabeth's book is great.

Nat at Made in Home said...

Oh I am going to love this quilt! Love the grey and the colour scheme you chose!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

This is so striking! Love the vertical blocks.

ChonaHomegrown said...

I think this is my favorite Comma quilt yet. Very nice!

Erica said...

I love it! I love Elizabeth Hartman's patterns, they seem to work so well in so many different ways.

Yvonne@thatssewcreative said...

Very nice, and I love the fabrics. I'm sure all other mom's will want one!

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

Great work - I love the colors and I think it is not too busy...perfect!

wannabequilter.com said...

This looks great! I love Comma but didn't wind up buying any, so I have to drool over other people's projects!

Amanda said...

That looks great! I can't wait to see the end result.

snips said...

Kona Steel and Kona Iron, ahhh, my favorite combo. Throw in some Comma, a great pattern and some fantastic piecing and i'll just need to pick my chin up off the floor. Can't wait to see more!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

This is going to be amazing! I love the colors and patterns in Coma; combined with this vertical design is perfect!

Malini said...

This is looking fabulous. I love it.

oneenglishteacher said...

I love this pattern. I pinned it recently on Pinterest. With the fabrics that you're using, your version of it is going to be fabulous!

Debbie said...

Very fun - looking forward to seeing where you take it...

krista said...

it's awesome! very fun, look forward to seeing the rest of it come together :D