Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Jumping in



I've been following this group since it started and have enjoyed every post, watching all of your gorgeous quilts develop, block by block.  The Lollypop design has long been my favorite and once we got past the holidays, I decided to finally jump in.  I confess that I've been a little obsessed by Francoise's version on the red background since she first posted.  After careful consideration of several red solids, I found one that worked well with many of the contemporary Japanese prints that I've added to my stash over the last few years.  Although the value of the red is a challenge to work with, I am thoroughly enjoyed this project.  In fact, I'm a bit addicted!



Yesterday I finished my second block.  I have reduced the size of my blocks to 15½" so choosing prints with appropriate scale has been a challenge, with so many little pieces.  I guess this is what stash is for!  I've written a bit more about my blocks in several blog posts and hope to continue to update here (and there) as I continue.

~ Jan  (Be*mused)

13 comments:

  1. So good to see you on this blog Jan! Love your lollypop block with the red background fabric!

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  2. Your fabric choices are wonderful and the red background is really smashing! It is such a fun quilt to make!!

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  3. Looks great Jan! I love the red background and especially the plaids on it, look forward to seeing more! Kim McL

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  4. Love everything about your blocks, the background color, the fussy cut fabrics and the mix of prints, plaids, stripes and dots is great!!! Great to see this pattern done in a totally new direction. Eager to see more..

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  6. Lovc the red! You've done a great job with choosing fabrics that stand up to it and look marvelous. It's neat how your colors have layers/levels--very nice!

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  7. It's so good to have you over here Jan, I just love the way you choose fabrics and they look stunning on red.

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  8. I agree--the plaids are extra charming. The blocks are bright and fresh; no wonder you're addicted. It's a beautiful red, too.

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  9. Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! You've all been such an inspiration to me...I'm happy to be able to join the group.

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  10. Love it and the colors....

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  11. These are great! I love the geometrics....and your circles are soooooo perfect. Well done!

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