Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Unveiling the Strata Quilt and Project Improv....

Hello Everyone,

WARNING, sunglasses may be need for this picture heavy bright post. As promised, I have pictures of my strata quilt on my design wall . I love it!! I hope you do too!

I have starting piecing the rows together and it is really looking great. That is a little bit of a slower process. I am very meticulous!

On to my next batch of pictures. I have joined in on Jacquie's Project Improv. You can find the button on my side bar. First I want to tell you that blue is so not my color, but I love these blocks. I had some batik scraps left over from a project and decided to use those. Now we were only supposed to make one block, but as you can see I got carried away and made four!!

Each has a different middle piece and they are all log cabinish wonky style. What do you think?

I took individual pictures of each block, notice the different centers.





Then a couple of pile pictures.


Then two layout pictures.


Now all I have to do is upload them to Jacquie's Flickr group, later today, and then send them to her. Thanks for sparking some creativeness, Jacquie.

Stay tuned for my announcement coming later this week. Until then,


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31 comments:

Stephanie said...

Your strata quilt must bring lots of sunshine and happiness to a cold winter day. :o)

I love blue and green and your project improv blocks are gorgeous!

Dayna said...

Love the blue and green blocks. I chose pink/orange as pink is not one of my favorites to work with. Am toying with trying a couple more before I send it off! Looking forward to more strat quilt photos!

Eileen said...

ahhh.. i like your straa quilt so far.. really love those two yellow and purple blocks side by side. It all reminds me of a jewelry box.

And your project improv blocks are wonderful!

Pat said...

LOVE how cheery your photos are for me this a.m. I love the blue/green as those ARE my colors!!! And your bright pinks, etc. are really super. (I think those are the ones your family didn't like?? Guess they are afraid of color, huh?)

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Dawn said...

Vibrant cuts of jewels...your strata is beautiful.

Purple and Paisley said...

sorry - my comment was deleted accidentally...what wonderful projects! i love your colors in both! oops...gotta run...i need new sunglasses! ☺☺☺

Vickie E said...

Wow Jackie that is a bright quilt but I am impressed with your accomplishment on it. I LOVE the blue/green improv blocks. I sooo want to do that challenge..but I am not sure I can allow myself to break free of a pattern...we'll see haha.I hope my quilts arrive today as they are suppose to. I am so excited that you are quilting them for me.

Carla said...

How bright and pretty that is! The wonky one looks interesting.

amy said...

Wowie-kazowie, Jackie! That is one gorgeous strata quilt!!! Yes, indeed, that looks like it would warm up a room by at least 10 degrees! And I love your Project Improv blocks! You've been having some sewing FUN!

Annemariesquilt said...

Your bright quilt is stunning and the yellow make it somehow come forward.. Lovely.
Your batic blocks are also lovely.
I wish you a great day. I am going to a new years concert today with my husband.It will be music from Austria.( Wiener wals!!)Yes I am looking forward to it so much. Not often I manage to trick my husband out of the house.

Exuberant Color said...

Wow that is a jewel! It looks like gems placed edge to edge. That bright pink is a hard color to photograph too so I imagine it is even more wonderful in real life.

The blue green is so tranquil and such a contrast with the other pictures. The blocks are VERY nice.

Stina said...

Thanks for lighting up my dark winterday here in Sweden...lol...oh...the colours are striking!!! Love that pink!
The blues/greens are wonderful together!!

Vicki W said...

What a happy place your blog is today! I love all of the bright colors.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

You know I love that quilt, bright and fun, I also love the wonky block, that is something I have always wanted to try, they are great, boy have you been working!!

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jacquie said...

the strata quilt actually sparkles...amazing! love you blocks too...especially all together! can't wait to see them in person.

Karen said...

My sunglasses are on! Both are so bright and beautiful. Love the blue and green batik fabric.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

okay your quilt with the strata, looks so dimensional - it great! and the improv block are great :)

Marianne said...

Blue isn't me either, but those blue batik blocks are sooo pretty!

Shari said...

Your strata quilt heated things up, and your blue and green improv blocks cooled things down. What a great balance. Looking forward to seeing the improv quilts.

Shirleyquilts said...

Jackie, I LOVE the strata blocks, and the wonky log cabin ones as well. Of course, there isn't too much fabric that I don't like. :-)
Shirley

Teresa said...

Very nice. Makes me think of clear blue waters of the Caribbean that I have seen in pictures.

Anina said...

Wow, that IS bright! But lovely and happy in the dreary winter weather.

Mary Beth said...

What uplifting, happy, saturated colors! I love it all! What a treat for us to look at. AND you are prolific, Jackie! Where do you find all the time???? I am so envious! I can see a quilt made w/ all your leftover scraps a la Wanda's favorite on the sidebar at Exuberant Color blog. I hope you are staying indoors and warm. Thanks for sharing!

henny said...

Wow...the shocking pink-blue just like 3 dimension to me, every block like a diamond cut. and your project improv are so...beautiful. You chose the same color with me,..btw how did you join flickr project improv group Jackie? I can't, even I've already ask permission to administrator. Please tell me how to :)or maybe the waiting line is long.

Jodie said...

That strata quilt is knock your socks off. It is looking fantastic.

em's scrapbag said...

The strata quilt is fabulous. I love how bright it is. You also did a great job on the improv blocks. Isn't that project so fun.

Heleen said...

You have been busy! The blocks for the project are great!

Simone de Klerk said...

Jackie, these blocks look GORGEOUS!!! They really give me a happy feeling. WOW!
Happy weekend (O:

amandajean said...

your blocks are so great! can you believe that i have never worked with batiks?

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