Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Unfolding of Living Coral

So..... with my palette and fabric all chosen for the Pantone Quilt Challenge project, I figured it was time to at least get started. I'd been perusing one of my Gwen Marston books - Free Range Triangle Quilts, coauthored by Cathy Jones - and for the nth time, stopped to admire the "Mardi Gras" hourglass quilt. That was enough to set my direction, and I'm so glad I went with it. Making improv hourglass blocks in (mostly) two sizes, for now I'm just putting them randomly up on the design wall.

I love it! But the more I admired it, the more I realized I wanted the contrasting colors to have more 'space.' So I made a bunch more 'tone on tone' (Cotton Couture Coral + Kona Nectarine) blocks to spread things out some. And I think it's an improvement!

I plan on making a few more tone on tone blocks, though I may get started sewing blocks together first, we'll see. But it's a start!


  1. The tone on tone blocks really give space to the other colors!

  2. Such a simple block gives such a great quilt! I need to remember that....simplicity

  3. It’s going to be great. The tone on tone blocks really do help give the eye a place to rest

  4. Don't you love Gwen and Cathy's book, 'Free Range Triangles?'
    So many great ideas.
    Your project is exciting.

  5. I like the tone on tone addition! It's coming along beautifully!

  6. Just the right decision to add something calming for the eyes. I looove it! This will be so gorgous :)