Thursday, January 28, 2016

Spotlighting Highlight

There were several reasons I was anxious to finish up my #seamqgbom quilt early this month. One, obviously, was I'd been working on it for a year. Enough already. Then there was a show and tell planned for our January SMQG meeting, so that was good incentive. But more than anything, I knew something new was coming, and I wanted to be ready.

My bee-mate Matt is our new block of the month leader, and he has something pretty cool planned. We'll be using the hashtag #seaSLABbom, as we make slabs of improv blocks, exploring a different shape or technique each month. And Matt, amazing as he is, had a sample quilt top already! Irresistible, right?

photo courtesy of Matt Macomber

So our assignment for January is pretty simple: curate our fabrics. Using Highlight, the Kona Color of the Year was on my to-do list anyway, so I figured perfect timing. I'm thinking a mix of neutrals for the background, Highlight as my main color, along with the Pickle and Wasabi, and then Fog for some random pops of color.


To say I'm anxious to get started is an understatement!

12 comments:

  1. Great idea to have an improv quiltalong so you can learn/share improv ideas. That sample is very inviting. Love the colors you have chosen.

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  2. The sample looks great! Like your colours!

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  3. Sounds like fun, Debbie and your palette is delectable! Looking forward to seeing how this project unfolds.

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  4. I never in a zillion years would have put your colors together but I adore them. I cannot wait to see your finished quilt and enjoy the progress along the way.

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  5. The colors you picked are wonderful. The Fog blue looks so pretty in the mix.

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  6. This top is off the charts. I can't wait to see what you and your guild members do!

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  7. I haven't actually laid my eyes on highlight, but wasabi and pickle are favorites already. Can't wait to see where this is going!

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  8. well this should be fun! can't wait to see!

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  9. I am excited too for this to start. I am using black and white prints and my color pop is bright lime green, the background tie together fabric is black on black.

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  10. I cannot wait to see what happens here! Those colours are gorgeous together.

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  11. You are an improv pro now, I am sure you will have fun. I had to laugh however, that a colour called fog could provide pops of colour. It actually looks like a nice blue, I do see that.

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