Thursday, August 11, 2011

Progress!

I'm on a roll to finish up some UFO's that are taking up room in my sewing closet. Progress was made with getting this sampler put together and ready for the quilting....
 These blocks represent one year of swapping with quilters literally all over the country. Each quarter during 2010 I participated in the 3X6 Mini Sampler Bee on Flickr. I made and received 6 blocks every 3 months...thus the name "3x 6 Bee".
 The 3x6 Bee is unique in that each participant chooses a block to make for that quarter. She then makes and sends that same block in the six different color ways picked by the other participants. I was consistent in selecting aqua/green and white every quarter. By sewing up a practice block in my colors each quarter and then making a couple of extras, I had enough to create this 72"x 83" inch quilt top.
 After mulling it over, I decided to sew the blocks side by side without sashings and then added a six inch white border all the way around. My plan is to make a scrappy aqua/green binding to tie it all together.
I'm thinking of calling the quilt "Swimming Pool Sampler" because the colors remind me so much of swimming pool tiles every time I look at it!

16 comments:

  1. The colours are absolutely beautiful together - and yes, now you come to mention it, I can see the swimming pool!

    Pomona x

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  2. What a gorgeous quilt with stunning colours!

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  3. wonderful! So cool and fresh!

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  4. It does feel like a swimming pool with those nice cool colors and very soothing.

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  5. The blue and green looks so cool and refreshing. Just makes you want to jump right into it

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  6. It's really great, Carla! The colors are wonderful and the bit of white on the outside sets it off nicely. The name is perfect too. Swim on!

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  7. Blue and green has always been my favorite color combination. Love the sampler!

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  8. Those are really great colors and wonderful blocks!

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  9. Carla~ this is quite simply one of the prettiest quilts I've ever seen. (It does help that I'm really into that colorway right now!) Love your idea of the scrappy border, too. It will be a beauty when done!

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  10. Very pretty! Looks like that was a good swap!

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  11. Beautiful! The colors are so refreshing too. This is going to be a fun quilt to see finished!

    Jennifer :)

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  12. I spy my block! The 3x6 quilts actually end up looking so nice together, it's really great to see something come together!

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  13. I just love this and the colour combo! And yes, it reminds me of a swimming pool, too. There's so much to see and admire in this quilt. Congrats!

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  14. beautiful! the colors reminded me of the quilt Cross

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