Vivid Grid - a new quilt commenced!

I brought the Spring 2017 edition of Quilts and More and fell in love with Vivid Grid by Sharon McConnell.  
This pattern resonated with me because my 2.5" strip box had a reasonable amount of bright fabric in various colours.  I don't have anything against a bright palette.  It's just not what normally captures my attention first, which is why they were still in the box.
As the 2.5" wide strips were already cut, I just had to cut them to the two different lengths.  I was going to kit up enough blocks to make the quilt and then leave it for quilt camp.  
But a girl has to make one test block right? 
And then play with all the pretty colours!
Honestly within two days I was two blocks off finishing the top!  Its about now that I read the rest of the instructions...well the start where it tells you that the finished quilt is 50 x 60".  That's not big enough for me and while I confess to buying 30 cm of hot pink and orange - there are still plenty of my scraps (and a few fat quarters) to use.
So I am going to make another two row....that's only 12 blocks, and this time I will find the strength to just kit them up to take to quilt camp?!
Happy quilting Sue.   

7 comments:

  1. very effective pattern ... some more blocks will make it a good size..
    Hugz

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  2. A very happy quilt. Really like the sprinklings of polka dots throughout the fabrics.
    If you are having a good time making the blocks, then by all means--go big!

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  3. The purpose of the exercise to make quilts and have fun. Seems to me that you have achieved both. You will always find more things to do.

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  4. You'd better pack another couple projects too because you're going to have this delightful quilt finished before you leave for your retreat.

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  5. lovely blocks,your quilt is lovely,well done Sue.

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  6. It sounds like you had a lot of fun - plus, it's looking great! You've got a head start on your sewing for retreat, that's all!

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