Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sashaying en Provence

I think I'm still on schedule to finish the flimsy for Bonnie Hunter's 2016 mystery, En Provence, by the end of the month. As of today, all the sashing is done:


Like several others, I made a couple changes in the sashing. Instead of hourglasses, I made the dark green Tri Recs sections. That will make the circle effect of the blocks more pronounced. Actually, it is also more like Bonnie Hunter's previous mystery, Celtic Solstice. I didn't make that one, and now maybe I won't have to!

I also used an all-white four patch section in the centre of the sashing, instead of the dark green/light green four patch in the pattern. Somehow, the circle works better if that is white.

Here are four more blocks done, one with three sides of sashing sewn on:


And, to zoom in on a few details...

In my stash I found this coral and pink Iza Pearl print from the Garden Party Tango collection. The flamingos are all Iza Pearl too. Obviously, this one needed to be fussy cut!



I also found two large scale Free Spirit prints.



I call them "optimized," rather than strictly fussy cut. :D


And, zooming in even further, you can see some of the light aqua flamingo blender in the "white" four patch in the centre. The pink flamingo blender is also scattered among the whites.

So, fingers crossed, the next post will be the finished flimsy.

15 comments:

  1. Your blocks are beautiful. I love the variety of fabrics.

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  2. I always like designs that make circles out of triangles and rectangles: Burgoyne Surrounded, Kaleidoscope, etc. Great ideas here.

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  3. really like how you have adapted he sashing to suit your quilt it ia looking great have fun completing it

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  4. That sashing change sure livens up this block! Terrific foresight! Can't wait to see it as a top!

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    1. Thanks, Terry! I can't claim foresight, because I changed the sashing after the reveal. But, I was glad that I didn't cut up my constant white too soon!

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  5. The sashing makes everything pop! Love what you have going on here.:)

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  6. It's amazing to see how it all comes together. Trying to figure out how to place your fabrics before you know what the whole picture looks like must be an interesting challenge, but I bet it's fun. You've made great choices, as you always do. Your dark and light greens are very effective. Can't wait to see the completed flimsy.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it is fun, to make some guesses about how things will go, and then see how well I chose. And change course when necessary!

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  7. Your layout for the sashing does emphasises the circular pattern. I love the fussy cutting you've included and those little flamingos making their cute and almost secretive appearances. It's going to be a beautiful finish.

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  8. Looking good! The sashing really makes the blocks stand out. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt top.

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  9. I like the 'opimisation' and the greens are still doing a great job!

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    1. Thanks, Jillian! I'm down to the wire now. :D

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  10. Love it. Very fanciful and light-hearted. I have dobe nothing on mine since December 31!

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  11. Your blocks are perfect! I love all the little flamingos and your colors are just scrumptious!

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  12. This is great, Monica! I love your sashing, both the colours and the circle-y effect. It's all coming together so well and I think it's going to be a quilt with a big personality.

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