Saturday, October 8, 2016

Golden Prism Topaz!

The color at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge  is Yellow. I made this one with dark gold contrast.

I know I just did a post on the red prism but this is my kind of sewing right now. This block is
gentle. I'm just required to play with color and tone, and arrange strips.

Forgiving, no fussy points to match or seams to rip out.

Just choose strips in yellow from the overflowing scrap bin of strips, and straighten up the edges a bit, then sew them together.
Trim to 15" as usual, using the seam lines to stay on the straight and narrow...
Here are the two squares trimmed up and waiting to be sewn around, then cut and resewn.

The only tricky part is getting the cut squares in the correct orientation.
I need easy sewing at the moment. I just finished  my challenge quilt for next week so my leeetle bit of creativity and originality was used up.

The block reminds me of this inspiration finding-muse  post here
 
Right now this is about 60" Square.
There are some colors left in the year, and my make up color will maybe be black and white.
I'm thinking of quilting them in squares, then joining with quick sashing units. I kind of like them bumped up next to each other though.

I am fresh out of decision making ability at the moment, so that can wait for tomorrow.
Aren't they like genstones? Today's is Topaz.



39 comments:

  1. This reminds me of a really lovely old oak floor. And they all look so good together, too.

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  2. I love them butted up next to each other, more and more as you go along. IMO, sashing would negate the flow of the lines.

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  3. I walked by my computer and thought this block was wood that was crafted this way. Great use of blending the fabrics!! Have a great day!!

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  4. Topaz - my birthstone color. Love how this one is turning out. I think as long as you don't quilt up to the edge, you can pin back the batting and backing and sew the front of the blocks together without a sashing... then have a sashing on the back for the quilt as you go. Good luck!

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  5. Beautiful blocks! This one is going to be gorgeous.

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  6. This one glows! I love in the top row. I would switch the left middle one with the lower middle one to balance its brightness. The whole project is just going to sing with color.

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  7. At first glance, it looked like inlaid wood - that wonderful warm polished glow. It's a pretty block!

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  8. Gorgeous! I love the colour saturation! Any layout will be wonderful!

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  9. I love topaz! The color of fall! Your blocks are looking so beautiful, all together there! I don't think I would break them up with sashing, either.

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  10. That combination of yellow and gold just glows. And it is playing so well with the others.

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  11. I love the Topaz! Oh...to be honest, I love all of your squares! and they play so well together!

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  12. I love these quilt blocks. Thanks for the quick tutorial.

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  13. they are certainly like gemstones for sure!! I love that topaz one--so rich colored--I may have to try this for some relaxing sewing--am still plugging away on Connor's quilt--have all blocks finished--now they need to be sewn into rows...hopefully before my cataract surgery in early November...hugs and gald to see you are sewing softly....hugs, Julierose

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  14. Definitely like gem-stones - very sparkly!

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  15. Lovely indeed, reminds me of flooring pattern i have danced upon, long ago. Thanks again for repeating the basic steps to get this block set up .They glow!!I love how they look side by side, abutted.

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  16. I like them without sashing -- and I agree that this is a marvelous type of stitching when we just need to sew without stress.

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  17. Looked like hardwood flooring at first , the beautiful grain that the woods contain. I love them all jumbled together, lovely!

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  18. I can't get over how such simple sewing results in such a complex-looking block.
    I like them set together, too - like opening a jewel box!

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  19. I love how the lighter parts of these blocks just seem to glow. I wonder if that luminescence would be lost with sashing. However, I know that whatever decision you make will be just right.

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  20. am really loving how this glows I am really loving how this seems to glow! You made the exact right fabric choices, perfect tones and laid them out to show them off.

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  21. Like Sonja, my first glance at the isolated topaz reminded me of shining inlaid flooring on a dance floor, such as in Vienna, highly polished and glowing. It is a gem like the others. You have a knack for blending them all as one. I vote for keeping them together with no sashing. Good progress and soon a great finish.

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  22. I think they are gorgeous - use them just as they are, no sashing. xx

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  23. Aspen trees turning color in the fall! love this block

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  24. I love how your blocks are turning out. That will be a gorgeous quilt!

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  25. I thought of a floor too. Great progress!

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  26. These blocks look amazing together!

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  27. The more of these you do, the better they look.

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  28. I love this yellow block. It is so soft and pretty!

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  29. You have alot of comments that talk about the wood effect...and it certainly has it...I love all the colors together...so beautiful

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  30. What a perfect combination of yellows! Your blocks really look great together.

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  31. Stunning! I probably said it about one of your previous blocks, but I can't help it - they make me think of a box precious stones - topaz, ruby, amethyst, emerald...

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  32. Good choice! The whole ensemble is looking great! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

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  33. You have a very pretty quilt forming here! What a fun way to construct the blocks!

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  34. The squares will make an amazing quilt! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty link Party. Pinned!

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  35. I love the effect of the light and darks fabrics, and like others above, it does remind me of a wooden floor, beautiful work!

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  36. I absolutely love your blocks! Thank you for the tutorial! A question please. When you say you're ready to cut, sew around and resew, I'm pretty sure you mean cut in half and sew them together. But when you say sew around, do you mean you sew around the edge of the blocks?

    Your blocks are lovely and...cozy. I love looking at them. They're comforting.

    Congratulations on such a beautiful project!

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    1. Yep, right sides together with strips going one way on one, and the other way on the second one. Sew ALL the way around.
      Carefully slice corner to corner making four blocks. Check my layout, and sew these four together. I've done tutorials other months, and might have a link on my tutorials page

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