Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Splash of Colour Progress

I am loving how my Splash of Colour project is looking. The little pop of green adds the wow factor. The Splash of Colour QAL is being run by Myra @ Busy Hands.  You can read more about my pattern choice here.

paper pieced units

I have had to fit this project in with other projects I'm working on. There were 16 of the white with black and white paper pieced units. I use freezer paper to do my paper piecing, no papers to rip off after. The black with white dots is a Cotton & Steele print, I only had a FQ and am now wishing I had more as I would have liked to use it as the binding.

one of 4 sections pieced
After piecing the sections I ran into a small snag. I didn't have enough of the white on white print background fabric. I knew I wanted white for the corner pieces. Not all whites are created equal and I finally decided a solid would be my best bet. I pulled out some Kona snow and think once I get the quilting done it will be a good fit.

Kona corners added although they are hard to see in this photo trust me they are there
Next big decision how to quilt it. At this point I don't have a clue as how I'm going to quilt it.

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20 comments :

piecefulwendy said...

What a beautiful block! I love all things pointy in quilts, so this block really makes me swoon!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hello!
WOWEE - that green additional is just fabulous!! It just really makes this whole piece shine. I love it - it just gives me the chills looking at your fabulous piecing job. I can't wait to see how you quilt it . . . I have no suggestion but it can only enhance its fabulousness. ~smile~ Roseanne

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh, this is really stunning, Cindy!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Very mesmorizing. I love this piece!

Sally Hurley said...

wow! That is so pretty. Love the little bit of color with all that black and white.

Susan said...

That is one awesome piece! And I, too, am a big fan of freezer paper piecing. So much easier! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers 100, and I look forward to seeing this finished.

Tish Stemple said...

This is beautiful! The pops of green with the black and white fabrics...just wow! I could see some great dot to dot quilting in all those compass points, but what ever you decide to do it will be great.

Danice said...

So pretty. beautiful quilt top. That green really does pop. Hey, how about circular quilting? Like a large spiral all over.

Preeti said...

Oh, I am loving it too!!! Each point is a beauty. You should be so proud of this one, Cindy.

Julie in GA said...

Your Mariner's Compass is gorgeous! I love the colors, and your piecing looks terrific.

Sandy said...

That piece is just beautiful. The green is in the perfect spot and really makes it pop. I'm sure you'll come up with the perfect design for your quilting.

Sandra Walker said...

Cindy, this is just GORGEOUS!! Your piecing is exquisite (I pp the same way, ha, I don't mean exquisitely, but with freezer paper! LOL chuckling at my own unintended joke) Anyhoo...I like Tish's dot to dot suggestion, ooh, maybe extending the points à la ghost quilting? I'm still making more blocks on mine, (eye roll) but like you I'm fitting it in amongst other projects.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Wow. Awesome. I hope you figure out a quilting plan (I have no suggestions). Can't wait to see it finished.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Oh my gosh! That is so beautiful Cindy! I *love* the pop of green you added. It is the perfect addition.

Anonymous said...

I just came upon this great pattern....Where can I get this pattern.Just love it!!!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Cindy this is oh so beautiful. I do love this and it looks oh so complicated. A real achievement.

Lynette said...

Wow - what a wonderful block! Love this in B&W with the pop of lime.

Lorna McMahon said...

This is spectacular! Love those pops of green!

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

This is a very striking version of the mariner's compass! Really fabulous on all levels. Well done!

manos maravillosas said...

Just discovered you, glad I did. I loved your Mariners compass star. I am star struck and design my own. I ran into a problem like yours, not having enough fabric of the same color, so I used 2 different prints of the same color and it turned out much better.