Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sunkissed


I was very curious about the blocks in this Sunkissed pattern by Margot Languedoc Designs for the Pattern Basket.  I had never seen this pieced block before, I was so curious I immediately bought the pattern to see how these blocks were pieced.  Then I pieced one.



And once I pieced one, I couldn't stop.


The pattern calls for 10 rows of 6 blocks, I went with 11 rows of 8 blocks.

This is my favorite block, 



one of those happy accidents. 

These blocks are a breeze to piece and go really fast.  They are also very forgiving with no seams to line up or match.

So once I got the center of the quilt finished it was time to add the outer border.  I rarely add a plain outer border to my quilts, sometimes I go with a pieced border but normally I just call it quits when the blocks are pieced.


I picked out my two favorite prints then decided that I liked the bold orange best and chose that for my outer border.


And ended up with this.  Which just did not suit me, and I can't even explain why.  I left it on my design wall overnight, and still didn't like it the next day.

So I trimmed it down and added a plain outer border, to get this, which I do like, a lot.



This is Lifetime Quilt Number 202
It finished at 56" x 58"
The fabric is a mix of Desert Bloom and Creekside, both by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda
It has 645 pieces.


I'm not sure what to start next. . . . . .  . . but I'm sure I'll think of something.

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15 comments:

  1. I love the border you ended up with! Just right!!!

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  2. Will you bind with the red also?

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    1. No, I was leaning towards the green, what do you think of that?

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    2. Oh, I think that would be perfect! You have a great eye for color.

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  3. The perfect border solution. I was not liking the wide border. This is perfect. I am going to have to get this pattern.

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  4. A perfect border mix and like this effect very much....looks like a fun pattern but can't start mine till I make some serious progress on "Lucy"!!!

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  5. Loved your quilt both ways, with red border and reduced red border. Admire your nerves of steel in cutting down a border already applied. Have several patterns from The Pattern Basket, at least one in the works,and one more on my get-to list. Stephani in N. TX (Tomazec@aol.com)

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  6. Thanks for a better look at this pattern. I follow The Pattern Basket on Instagram and had interest in this design.

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  7. Based on your comments and seeing the progress on your blocks, I purchased the pattern and hope to cut fabric this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration, Thelma. clara-chandler@att.net

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  8. Love your border choice! As I was reading, I was thinking what I would do and that was to do a smaller, more solid caramel border followed by the orange (it looks red on my computer) larger border, but I think I like your idea better, Thelma. Have a great day. Its overcast and very chilly here today, perfect to work on Blockhead blocks!

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  9. Love your quilt top and the smaller innerborder with the white outer border is perfect!

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  10. What a beautiful quilt! I like your change to the border, as well.

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  11. I love it! Perfect border choice. Did you use a layer cake? I would like the size you did also. Deborah

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  12. Looks much better - the red took your eyes away from the centre. As for green binding - my favourite colour so I'll say yes! But then I think any colour matching the centre would be a good finish as it won't detract from the rest of the quilt. Beautiful and I love the colours. :D

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  13. I just love all these different quilts that you are making and how you do something different in each one to make it your own!!!

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