WIP: Last Call in Kona Solids

Friday, June 15, 2012


This is the Last Call block from the 99 Modern Blocks book.  I used Kona solids charm packs in Classics, Brights and Darks and tried to randomize all the colors.  Oh, and I also enlarged the pattern piece from the book to 143% so that the 5 inch charms were the perfect size.  
This finishes each block at 18 inches, rather than 12.5 inches.

  


Now I have to figure out how I want to quilt it...any thoughts?  I actually have another 3 blocks I could add to make it a 3x4 rectangular lap quilt, but I didn't add them on once I saw it as a 3x3 square.  I have a really huge wall in our living room that begs for a wall hanging...wonder if this might work.

What are you working on this  week?  Link it up to Freshly Pieced's WIP  Wednesday!  

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Catie said...

That is SO pretty! I love the bright colors. :) Very inspiring. One of these days I'm gonna take up quilting.

Jessica said...

this looks fantastic Kristen! I bet it would be super striking on the wall

Angela said...

Oh it's just stunning! Thank you so much for sharing this. I haven't seen a whole quilt made from this block and I just LOVE how you did it.

Rachel said...

This is amazing--the colors are gorgeous. I agree, it would look beautiful displayed.

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

You HAVE to show off something that beautiful - so cool! My son wants a quilt for his 12th birthday (since his baby "b" is practically in shreds) and I'm trying to figure out how to finish it in 2 weeks - ack! I assure you it'll be nothing this awesome :)

P.S Did you see that there is a new thrift store opening on the 25th over by Aldi? So excited!!

Sel said...

Oh, that is MAGNIFICENT! I have that book and now you've made me want to try out that block! :D

Patti Shanks said...

Love all the bright Kona colours!

Mike Pearson said...

This is awesome! I've never done any piecing with curves :( Looks like fun! For quilting, the piecing speaks for itself, so maybe a spiral in the circles (from the middle and going out, then for the part around the circles,just an outline (not quite in the ditch).

Betty said...

I love it!
All those colours they look soooo good together.
Well done you.
(I pinned it to Pinterest)

sewfrench.com said...

I made a similar one, well I've made a few, actually! I love circles. This one, for quilting, came to mind.
http://sewfrench.com/2011/10/28/bloggers-quilt-festival-fall-2011/
I am a lover of Kona solids, this speaks to me. Great job!