Friday, July 10, 2015

paint box--top completed

I saw this idea on Aunt Marti's blog from a kit called "Bit 'o Color" from Nala's shop.
http://www.52quilts.com/2015/01/on-design-wall.html
http://nalasquiltshoppe.webs.com/

I drafted my own using 2 inch cut strips. I had all the color centers already in my solid scraps bin.
The black and whites are cut two pieces 2 by 5 inches and two pieces 2 inches.
A hint in cutting the black and whites, as I used fabrics in different lengths.
Cut one 5 inch strip and one 2 inch strip from the fabric. Then cut 2 inch pieces from each, and you will have pairs of each to make the blocks. When I tried cutting them from just 2 inch strips I was always loosing count of how many of each size I was cutting.

By flipping the blocks there are only corner seams to match. I included both white and black and cream and black.

It looks like the watercolor paint boxes from my grade school days. They would be all dirty when we opened them. We would run the boxes under water, washing off the mixtures, and the little squares of clear color would be revealed.
The solids have the illusion of hovering over the quilt.


5 comments:

Vicki W said...

What a fun quilt!

em's scrapbag said...

This is fabulous and has my creative juices flowing.

Pat B said...

I love this quilt - Often the simple patterns make the most interesting quilts. Used thesame color scheme in a disappearing nine patch but I like this better.

Linda H. said...

Beautiful quilt! Could you please share where you purchased the pattern from?

Linda H. said...

Love this!! Could you please share where you purchased the pattern from?