Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Candy Box, May OMG finish

I started this project with a box full of scraps.  I didn't have any pattern in mind, but I knew I wanted to do curved piecing.  I worked with one piece of scrap at a time.  If it was too small, I would sew several pieces together to make a new fabric and worked with that.  Each block was uniquely constructed.  When finished, I put it on the design wall and went on to the next block.  

There are some prints in there too.  Some modern quilter purists might not agree, but I didn't want to limit myself, on this quilt at least, to just solid.  Now that I make mostly modern quilts, I want to be able to bring these fabrics that I love into the modern projects too.

This is what I started with.


Then it grew into this.


Then it came to this.



I absolutely loved making this quilt.  I had so much fun just like playing with a giant jigsaw puzzle pieces.  Next will be quilting it and I think I have an idea how I want to do it. This is my May OMG project.  I'm glad I finished it.

I continued to make more face masks for family and elderly friends.   I'll be making them until this pandemic is over.



Stay calm and sew on.... 

17 comments:

  1. What a fabulous quilt! Can't wait to see the quilted finish.

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  2. Beautiful and bright quilt, I love it!

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  3. You really are a master at improv! It looks like a piece of art.

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  4. So beautiful. I love the bright colors in it. Hope to make a curved quilt sometime.

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  5. OMG, Margo! This is incredible! It blows me away, as a matter of fact! Well done! I love working with curves but have never winged it like that. I have to go back for a second look, I’m so impressed.

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  6. I really love this Margo! This is truly a piece of art!

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  7. Beautiful quilt, you may have mastered improv!

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    1. Thanks Judy. I usually reply back by email but you're a no-reply blogger. I hope you come back to visit again.

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  8. That turned out as stunning as I thought it might. Your quilt is SEW gorgeous!!

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  9. What a fabulous quilt! It is almost Picasso like; definitely captures the abstract vibe.

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  10. Great quilt! I am working on sewing curves as well. Mine are all solid but have been considering adding some printed fabric. Check mine out at sewgolly.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Gillian. I went to your blog and saw your wonderful curved blocks. Love your butterfly block very much. Keep up the good work. You're doing great! I'm not sure you know that you're a no-reply blogger. Come back to visit again.

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  11. Really beautiful! I love the bright colors with the grey. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I think the prints add just the right amount of pop! Well done!

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  13. This is a really striking quilt! Congrats on reaching your OMG

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  14. Awesome quilt! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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  15. Wow! Such an awesome quilt. Love it. I think prints play an important role in modern quilts too... they are not just for solids!

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