Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fracture is healed!

Not my bones .... my quilt.  the name of it is Fractured. the fractured blocks are healed (pieced).

It was a Quilt Along with Vicki Welsh. We started about a month ago and reported in every Friday. i got so close to being finished that i just did all the blocks and then put it together.

I love this quilt. thanks, Vicki, for inspiring me to make it. it seems so simple....but was a headache in the beginning until i figured out the blocks and how to cut. there are 4 different blocks. i sure hope i got them all in the correct spot. i would think it was right....stand back and look...and find a mistake. should have been called Brain Teaser. LOL



Once i got almost finished i noticed that the red blocks were really popping out. so i decided to do the 3 center 'circles' in red. that meant i had to re-do an A and a B block. they are now orphan blocks. and then i had to re-do parts of about 12 other blocks. on the first go round....i did most of them wrong. (insert bad words here..LOL)   then i figured it out once again. this quilt is not for the faint of heart or someone who gets aggravated easily. i was running out of red and piecing little parts together. i still had to do 2 little pieces with a different red/black print. but i don't think it is too noticeable.  it is on the left 'corner', bottom. with the orange background.


I tried to move things around so the same colors weren't together but it didn't work too much. i would have had to plan that from the beginning. so, it is what it is. and it is done. and i like it a lot. 


I am already starting another quilt from that book. Vicki, you get me in so much trouble. hahahaha


13 comments:

Becky said...

Love your finished top! It is so fun but I don't think that I will try it!

Vicki W said...

Awesome! I love the red center blocks.

The Calico Cat said...

I love your red rings, but i am so glad that I did not try that. My brain is aching making standard C & D blocks.

Exuberant Color said...

I love the layout that you ended with. I think too planned from the beginning defeats the purpose of a scrappy quilt. I like surprises with my layouts. I'm starting quilt 2 also. This one should be easier, right?

imquilternity said...

I love what you've done... especially the red center rings. I agree with you about it being a brain teaser and that's why I didn't make the "blocks", but rather just put it together in rows. Way easier for my little pea brain to figure out! :)

Exuberant Color said...

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Barb in Mi said...

Fabulous quilt! Love your red center!

Laura said...

I'm trying not to plan at all with mine but find it so hard to be random. I really like your red center but think that would be too hard to figure out. Great job!

Mystic Quilter said...

Lovely quilt - and I have found it a bit of a challenge!

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

Hello! I just finished my fractured quilt and linked up with your group. I too am thinking to do another from the book. I really had fun with this one, I agree, it seemed so simple, but could get a little hairy with color choices. Nice job! The reds really do pop, I wonder about all reds?!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love the "healed" aspect . . . I have finished my first (red centre pattern) and am about to start on my Fractured . . . have learned a LOT from watching all of you!!

Mystic Quilter said...

Great to see your finished quilt top! Looks good and I agree it was a bit of a headache for me initially!

Becky said...

Great top. I really like that you rearrange to make the 3 center red rings. I'm trying to figure out if I can arrange it so that the backgrounds are in rings. It may make me have brain death, but you seem to have pulled it together. Very nice top.

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