Monday, February 9, 2015

ROSETTE'S ARE RED.........

Rosettes are blue..........well turquoise at least . After working on the first two rosettes of the New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt Along, I've decided that in order to keep my quilt somewhat 'controlled', I will add a bit of turquoise or aqua into each block. My first Rosette is turquoise and red

Rosette 2 started like this. Some aqua and plum


then a bit more


and still more


and a final round of aqua. Lots of stitching to do yet, but that's the easy part  : )


I like where I'm headed with this now.  Each block sounds more delicious than the last. Turquoise/aqua and orange, turquoise and text print, turquoise and lime green.

 This second one doesn't go against the first one, so I think it will look ok in the quilt.  So looking forward to #3 !

linking up with Live a Colourful Life for the Choose Your Own Block along

21 comments:

Jodi said...

How nice these colors look together! Would make a nice Valentine's quilt without screaming it!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oh my gosh, that is looking fab!!!

einfach bunt said...

So beautiful!

Carla said...

Wow, this is gorgeous.

Glinda ♥ said...

This is such a clever piece of quilting - I know I couldn't but it's lovely that you can and have shared with us your talent :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Fantastic hexies

Live a Colorful Life said...

I think the stitching is the hardest part--hopefully it gets easier with practice.

The fabric choices here are beautiful!!

Soma Acharya said...

Fabulous colours and prints! Amazing work!

-Soma

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

Oooohhhh myyyyy woooorrrddd!!!

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. I was blown out of the water with your first rosette… but I love this one just as much!

Fabulous! (Now I’m going back to analyze your fabric choices.) :)

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful! That is a great QAL.

Kim said...

'Tis a vision splendid, Carla!!

Karen H said...

What a lovely vibrant block. The idea of repeating a colour will really work well to pull all of the blocks together! I must get started on my rosette before the next one comes along!

Jayne said...

Gorgeous and gorgeous and beautiful! I cannot wait to see more!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Love your fabric choices! It's a lovely 'slow sewing' project... I guess it's taking some time to actually sew all the pieces together? Linda

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Gorgeous!
I love how you mix modern with vintage fabrics.
And the lovely eyecatcher (Butterflies) wonderful!
Liebe Grüße
Bente

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I think you are right to stick to a group of colours. No matter what happens with the different shapes, they should play nicely together.

OPQuilt said...

I really liked your comment about "the sewing is the easy part." No kidding! I've been stumped on Rosette One's outer border for at least a week, but now I think I'm making progress.

I really appreciate your posting about your quilt (and yes, i joined the FB and the Flickr group) as seeing one done up helps crystalize for me what works and what doesn't. This one is looking good--love the fabric your've chosen!

Elizabeth

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I really can't wait to see the whole thing come together. It's a wonderful idea and one I'm adding to my bucket list. Just not for right now.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Wow!

rachel said...

you have such an eye for color! i adore this combination!

suemac said...

I am still working on the first rosette but I am really enjoying seeing all the rosettes take shape on the Facebook page. Love the colors you chose.