Wednesday, 24 July 2013

WiP Wednesday – Fireworks

 Just for a change of pace… I’ve started a new project. Yes I do love my paper piecing, but a girl needs a break every now and then. So I have started on a quilt for my bed.

Fireworks block in teal

The pattern is Fireworks by Camille Roskelley. It’s similar to the Swoon block but a bit smaller.

Fireworks block in grey

I’m using a bundle of fabrics from two lines by the same designer – Heather Mulder Peterson. I picked out the grey and teal prints from Seaside Cottage and Summer House.

Summer House and Seaside Cottage Yumminess_thumb[3]

Seriously not my normal colour palette but I do just adore it. Even that little pop of yellow, and I’m not a yellow fan. But it’s perfect in this combination.

A few months back I had grand plans to make these pretties into a giant lonestar for my bed. But I’m fickle. So I changed my mind. Now I’ve started cutting and sewing though, there’s no going back.

Fireworks blocks

Yep, I’m happy so far with how these are coming together. Of course there are a bazillion more blocks to do, but at least I’ve made a start. And it’s a nice change from paper piecing blocks that come with catchphrases (the most recent one goes “Help me Obi-wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope”).

Don’t worry. There are still plenty more Star Wars blocks to share in future but for today, it’s just a revisit to last week’s pic. Oh and I have added a couple more of the patterns to my Craftsy shop as freebies :)

Paper pieced LEGO Star Wars blocks halfway done

And that’s me for another week!

WipWed

28 comments:

  1. I really like the Fireworks block and you have picked some yummy fabrics for them. Lookin good!

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  2. The blocks looking fabulous together. Perfect, perfect, perfect. :)

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  3. It seems I'm not the only one with changing plans, lol. Looking good!

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  4. Shock, horror! A Kristy post with no paper-piecing, what is the world coming to??

    Love the colour palette you have gone for, couldn't be further from Lego and Star Wars at all :)

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  5. Loving the new blocks Kristy - looks like a great pattern :-)

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  6. Gorgeous! A change is as good as a holiday ... they say.

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  7. Cha-cha-changes.. I'll have that song stuck all day now. :)

    Pretty. Looking forward to seeing it grow.

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  8. The fireworks look awesome! I'll have to give this a try someday! I can't believe you're paperpiecing starwars! Wow! Nice job!

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  9. The fireworks are great, love the fabrics, great!

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  10. Love the fireworks block! It is a really nice shape and your fabric choices are great for it. And, wow, that paper piecing you have going on is really impressive!

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  11. 'Cause baby you're a Firework! C'mon show us what you're worth. Make 'em go "Ah, ah, ah!" As you shoot across the Sky, aye, aye. You are such a marvel. You surprised me with this little delight of a block.

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  12. Love your fireworks blocks! And the colour palette is delicious! Can't wait to see this one grow! And it's nice to take a break from the norm... after no paper piecing last week i'm getting twitchy and had to halt all current projects in order to tackle some pp projects!

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  13. love the pattern and your fabric and colour choices!!! is the pattern from her new book? I want to try that pattern so pretty!! can't wait to see it all together!!

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  14. I love that fireworks pattern, and the fabrics you've chosen are just perfect for it. The colors are so soothing.

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  15. Love those fabrics that is going to be a beautiful quilt :)

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  16. The fireworks blocks look more complicated than Swoon - what do you think? What about the time for each block? (My Swoons took 2.5 hours each!) Thanks!

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  17. Your blocks are gorgeous!! Definitely a great fabric block pattern combo!! It will make for a gorgeous quilt! September is coming and it looks like you are on track with Star Wars.

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  18. Finished block size? How long for each one? I'm auditioning blocks for a king-sized white on white. Hmm.

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  19. Oh Kristy; I love your quilt blocks....really catchy.

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  20. Oh I am swooning over Fireworks! That will be the next Camille pattern I buy and make, after I finish my Swoon. At my local quilt show last month, someone entered a Fireworks, and it was gorgeous!
    I really love your colors! I think aqua, grey, purple and yellow is a great combination for a palette.

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  21. This colourway is so lovely. I seem to be so drawn to aqua lately! The pattern is really attractive; it's amazing that just small differences change the look of the block so entirely.

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  22. Oh I love that pattern! It is just the best!! The fabrics you have chosen are gorgeous!
    Esther
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  23. Fabulous block. And a lovely soft colour palette. Cheers, Karen

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  24. Oh Kristy the blocks are gorgeous! So glad you went with the little bit of jade in the corners - it will tie it all in so nicely.

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  25. When I first saw this block I thought it was a Swoon - then I realised it wasn't - and now I've hopped on over to your WIP Wednesday post take a closer look. And I love it!
    Absolutely beautiful, I love your fabric choices, especially the teal with the grey. That's going to be one gorgeous quilt :-) Thanks for sharing

    LPC

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    1. Thanks so much! It is similar to a Swoon block - smaller though :) It's fun to work on! Thanks for your nice comment!

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  26. oh wow, those blocks are gorgeous. I prefer them to the Swoon and think the fabrics are just perfect

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