Thursday, February 4, 2010

Colors of Peru Quilt

Hello Everyone,

Some of you who have been reading my blog for a while may remember that in August of 2008, my mother, my daughter, and I took a vacation of a lifetime to Peru. You can read about it in my blog posts here. Make sure you come back quick though. Do you see what I mean by the color?

Anyway, when I started to make that striped quilt from Kaffe Fassett's book, I kept thinking that all the color reminded me of Peru. So I have decided to name the quilt, "The Colors of Peru". The quilt isn't even done yet! But I have made progress. Lots of progress. I finished everyone of the blocks.


Here is the beautiful, colorful stack of small squares.


The larger squares.


Here are all three sizes. I just love the fact that they will all work in harmony with one another.


Also, that having three sizes really adds more interest to the quilt. Now just to get them up onto the design wall! You can go back to this post and see how I tried a layout with the first few blocks. Now it will grow!

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Until Next Time...

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33 comments:

Merete said...

Your quilt is beautiful, really looking forward to see it finished. Do you remember I said that it reminded me of a knitted blanket that I was going to make? Have you seen the picture of it on my blog? Dont you agree, they have the same effect:o)
Merete

Vickie E said...

you r a tease!!!

Stephanie said...

Colors of Peru is going to be a very special memory quilt. I just can't wait to see it all together. Such vibrant colors and oh how I love the stripes.

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

Just too, too cool for words!

joanne lendaro said...

The colors are wonderful! Wow, so vibrant, it's going to be a very cool project when complete.

Kathy said...

I have always loved the design Kaffe did in his books with the striped fabric. Can't wait to see yours!!!

And I visited your online shop, any chance you will be offering a collection of Kona reds in the near future? You could call it "Tomato Invasion" smile

kimbuktu said...

I agree that different block sizes make a quilt more fun and interesting. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Anya said...

Can't wait to see it finished!

karenfae said...

Peru - a vacation of my dreams - maybe one day!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, you're so right -- they DO look just like the colors of Peru!!!

Kat said...

The blocks look a lot like these things we used to make in grade school...they called them "God's eyes", and you used sticks and yarn...like this: http://site.ecfs.org/aMontera/picture$71 I LOVED making those! We had dozens of them around the house when I was like 5 or 6 because I used to make them so much. I LOVE this quilt!!! Nice work!

Chowz Creations said...

This is going to be one incredibly gorgeous quilt. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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Jewel said...

Those colors and blocks are gorgeous! I can't wait to see it all together!

kpaints said...

Perfect colors of Peru. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Grazia said...

I went back to the layout post....it's terrific...I can't find the right words to describe it...
Congrats Jackie!!!
Grazia

Annemariesquilt said...

Yes I do remember your Peru visit, lucky you..
Wow your new quilt looks so special and wonderful. I cannot wait to see finished. I am a bit amazed about all your quilt and all that you managed to put togheter, I am stuck with my UFO's at the moment..

Barb said...

Those color are wonderful....love the blocks!!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Speaking of which, I meant to say congrats on being the source for that magazine kit! That's a big deal!

I just love those squares! I'm so excited to see it come together. I wish I had some nice stripes like that. Those are Kaffe's stripes, right?

Cardygirl said...

Stunning!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love the name and cannot wait to see it up on the wall!

Linda B said...

Oh, yes, Colors of Peru is a very appropriate name for this beautiful quilt. I was in Peru in October of 2009. A trip of a lifetime is an understatement!!

Karen said...

This will be a wonderful quilt!

Selvage Quilter said...

Now comes the fun part, playing with all the blocks on the design wall. This quilt is going to be stunning. I like the name too. That must have been an amazing trip! I can't wait to see the finisihed quilt.

wishes, true and kind said...

I probably said this last time you posted about this quilt, but I have always loved the work Kaffe has done with stripes (both fabrics and patterns). That stack of blocks is YUMMY

joan

KateKwiltz said...

They really DO look Peruvian! And they're gorgeous! Can't wait to see them all together.

em's scrapbag said...

Colors of Peru is the perfect name for this quilt. I love all the color and the design the stripes make in these blocks. This is going to be a fabulous quilt.

jacquie said...

i think my other comment disappeared...the blocks look amazing...i'm trying to visualize them all together..so get on it now...would you? i'm happy to hear that the shop has the essex...love that.

Carol from Panama said...

Oooooh - can't wait to see it put together - it's going to be fabulous!

Tine said...

It's looking fantastic! Those fabrics are really wonderful :)

Diane J. Evans said...

This is going to be one great quilt -- it's inspiring me to go out and buy striped fabrics (my husband will NOT be happy that I read your blog . . .)

Diane

pratima said...

Oh, the blocks are looking spectacular! Can't wait to see the layout :)

henny said...

Wow, so wonderful colors Jackie!!
I know your finished quilt would be a special one for you. Can't wait to see the layout. You must be prepare more than one :)

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