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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Triad of Color - Project Quilting Season 6 / Challenge 3: Orphan Blocks

Kim at Persimon Dreams hosts Project Quilting.
She announces a challenge (6 per season) and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

Challenge 3–Project QUILTING
UFOs and Orphan Blocks 

Triad of Color
The challenge:

An orphan block is defined as any block or piece of block that has not yet been put into a project.  (I have a lot of cutoff half square triangles, for example.)
You are encouraged to make something different than you had originally intended. 

  1. You may add other fabrics, but the main part of your project should be from the UFOs or orphan blocks.
  2. If you truly do not have any UFOs or orphan blocks email Kim:  lapaceksorchard {at} gmail {dot} com and she’ll assign you a random traditional quilt block to start with. 
  3. Include a picture of the original UFO or orphan blocks with a picture of your final project. 
  4. Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline. Each piece must stand alone as DONE to count toward prizes.
  5. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements:
    1. Include patchwork.
    2. Include appliqué.
    3. Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
  6. Your project must have a name.
  7. Projects must be FINISHED and LINKED UP  by Sunday, February 8th at Noon, CST.  

I started with these leftover blocks and a box of strips
I've really been committing to using scraps this year and this challenge was perfect.
The triangle blocks were leftover from a quilt I made for Project Quilting Season 5:  

I reshaped the triangle blocks to have 5 sides (cutting corners) and added strips (wonky style) until I could cut a 16 1/2" block.

Then I pieced strips for the border by sewing scrap strips on a 5 1/2" strip of fabric.

Here it is before the quilting began:

And after a marathon of quilting and binding (I used leftover binding too!),
I present 
Triad of Color

My inspiration for the blocks -
triangle caution signs.

I wanted to soften all the sharp lines so the quilting is free motion meandering.
It's quick too.  wink....

I had the backing fabric in my stash which I felt was perfect with color and design 
and I've made it a goal to be better about labeling my quilts.

Triad of Color

UFOs and Orphan Blocks Challenge 3–Project QUILTING

Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas

Size:  68" x 68"

Wonky patchwork, patchwork
Freemotion quilting
Fabric - a ton of scraps :)

You can see all the other challenge projects and vote for your favorites starting at noon central on
February 8, 2015
by clicking 

Clicking on the little heart in the upper right hand corner counts as a vote.
Triad of Color is #58.

I thought I would share a behind the scene look at my photo shoot today.
Boy, was it windy....

Quilting photography in motion.
Have a great day!


PersimonDreams said...

Absolutely stunning! This is an absolutely incredible quilt!

I can't believe you did this all in just a week!!!!!

Jeanie said...

Love this quilt... the bright, swirling colors are wonderful! Also enjoyed the blooper photos. :)

Kris said...

Once again you nailed it! I love the caution sign pic and your quilt is fabulous!!!!

Sharon said...

Beautiful!! I love rainbow style quilts! And what a great inspiration from the yield sign :) Great job!

Andrea @ Mouse in My Pocket said...

This came out beautifully. I love what you were able to create with your scraps. Those are always the best projects.

Leah said...

This quilt is fabulous! I love it!

Carol Swift said...

Wow! That's beautiful and so amazing that it was made with your scraps!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wow Carla...just wow! blessings, marlene

Liz said...

Wow! You made that in a week??? That's awesome! This is such a great idea!!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very pretty Carla!!!!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I wish my scraps would behave as well as yours do. Gorgeous quilt and love your quilting.

Carla said...

That looks so awesome Carla!

Vickie said...

OOOooo I like this quilt ! What a perfect use of strips. It's gorgeous ! I can tell your having lots of fun with this challenge. I had to giggle a little at what your inspiration for it was....you can find a quilt in everything ! At least there was no snow for your photo shoot ! Stay warm, don't blow away, and create on my friend.

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Love it! Great use of color. Thank you for showing how you made the blocks. Your label is great too!

Glinda ♥ said...

I love this quilt! How fabby you took your inspiration from a road sign ... the backing is absolutely perfect. I have voted for you :)

Naomi said...

What a fabulous result!!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh My Gosh!!! That is fantastic!! I love the colors and the design!! Great job!

tealeafquilts said...

I love this. Wish I had seen it before I threw out a bag of scraps and strings.

Lacy said...


MegsAnn said...

Haha quilt photography in motion! I have that problem too. This bright quilt is so happy and fun. Well done. :) www.quiltartbymegan.com