Friday, November 24, 2006

Inspiration Strikes



Leafing through some old quilt books recently, I came across this beauty called Lacquer Luster in the Great American Quilts Book 9 (bottom photo--red, black, and white) and remembered why I had sticky-noted it! Wow, I loved it all over again. I adore strippy quilts and this take on the old Snowball block just knocks my socks off! I decided to switch my plans for the quilt I want to make for Older Son. Instead of the paper-pieced Storm At Sea, I will make this one. The first four sample blocks went together quickly (top photo) and I began cutting strips (8" long by random widths) and 2 1/4" squares. The squares are actually grays and blacks but the photo doesn't really reflect that!!! Patti, do you recognize the teals??? I will use the teal with black and gray color scheme. Hopefully this will satisfy DS request for "lots of black and gray" LOL!!! Since DS is a TV weatherman, I wanted a block that sounded "weathery" so Snowball works for that! I really do not enjoy paper-piecing. I'll do it when the need arises but I find it tedious. I was having a hard time getting motivated to do a whole quilt of paper-piecing. Strippy suits me just fine.

23 comments:

Hedgehog said...

What a great pattern! It will go together quickly, I'm sure. Our snow is gone now, I'm ready for some more! Maybe I should quilt some!

Fiona said...

I love srippy and I can't wait to see what this one turns out like!

Dawn said...

Oh I can't wait to see your version! What a great idea!

Andi said...

You have a wonderful muse...send her to visit me next!! I love the strippy snowballs.

Su Bee said...

WOW - it looks great in blues! I did it in reds, but having seen yours now, think I'll do it in greens. Beautiful!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

looks fabulous, I love the strips. He'll be under it for Christmas.

Hanne said...

What a great pattern - just what I needed for some scrap strip busting :-)

Libby said...

This is a great pattern and certainly fits the bill for your son. I love that you were seeking a 'weather' related pattern *s*

Anonymous said...

Vera....

That looks wonderful What a fun idea. I would love to try this in a mini version with my civil war repros. It would be way easier than the storm at sea too. Thanks for such fin eye candy this morning!
Debbie:)

cher said...

I think you found a winner in this pattern! looking great

dee said...

That is really lovely and it looks like it would go together fast-just what I need for my son's quilt-thanks-I'm still auditioning pattern ideas but this may hust fit the bill perfectly. How do you think it would look in asian fabrics?

Sioux said...

Wow, I love the pattern, and the colors you've chosen are wonderful.

Dianne said...

Wow, KC, that quilt is going to be an a bsolute stunner! Thanks for sharing. The design is a keeper, I think. Love the colors, too, and think they will be perfect for a weather reporter!

Tazzie said...

Ohhh yes, I like that one a whole lot! I think I may have to file that one away in the memory banks for another day.
Well done, I love your colour choices!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Patti said...

Hi Vera,

I decided to make a "trip around the ring" and I'm glad I did - Bloglines didn't tell me about your latest post!

Yes, I recognize the teals, and see a bunch more that I don't recognize. This is going to be such a great quilt! And lots easier and faster than the other one. A very good choice on your part I think!

Linda_J said...

Good for you, Vera--changing your plans. I know you were not crazy about the limited palette your son was imposing. Save that "Storm at Sea" for some fabric that speaks to you more.

Ruth said...

Great pattern for those colours. It looks like it'll be the perfect quilt for a man.

Jane Ann said...

I love this pattern too. It's bookmarked in one of my books and I will try to scan and send you a picture of it. It's done in blue & white shirtings with small red & white quarter-square-triangle blocks and chambray border. It's somewhere in my future, because I have loved it for a long time. I love strippy and scrappy quilts, so it's a natural.

Granny K said...

I love the pattern! I fancy making "Radio Flyer" by Miss Rosies Quilt Company, which is very similar. I've got the fabrics ready, just need to finish my WIPs and get onto it!

Jane Ann said...

C'mon over to my place where I posted an alternative colorway:

http://jettstream.wordpress.com/

Maybe I'll get to making one myself one of these days.

Clare said...

Inspiration indeed! I need some of that at the moment ;)

Clare said...

Inspiration indeed! I need some of that at the moment ;)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I too loved this pattern when I saw it! Mono-tone scrappy quilts are soooo FUN! Love your color choices!

Cheers!

Evelyn