Thursday, August 25, 2011

A work in progress

One of the projects I worked on at my quilting retreat last weekend was this:


It may be the first dark background quilt that I've done and I love it!  It really makes my brights pop!  This simple Goose Tracks block is one I have not done before.  I love the secondary designs that you can see when you stand back and look at the quilt in it's entirety. 


The block is a common one, but I used instructions from the book Around the Block with Judy Hopkins (the same book where all of my recent sampler blocks came from).  My finished block size will be 10".


I'm not sure how big this will be when I'm finished.  I think I'll keep going until I run out of my background fabric.  I bought 3 yards and only have about 2/3 of a yard left, plus 7 more blocks ready to be sewn together.  It might end up being a large throw size quilt.

19 comments:

Jantine said...

The dark background is awesome, I think I found my new inspiration, thank you!!

Leah said...

I love the dark background too. So far all the blocks looks wonderful. Can't wait to see your progress on this one.

Connie said...

What a great quilt, I love the background fabric.

The Tulip Patch said...

I really like this. I am trying to get braver with background choices...but plain white is safe (and cheap!)

Jackie said...

You got a lot done! I'm loving the black background too.

Theophanie said...

Wow! That is cool! I don't know if I have ever seen a black background for a piece quilt.

Margaret said...

Gorgeous! I love the black and white polka dot background fabric! Good work!

Maree: said...

I Love it..the Black is Perfect.
cheers

Roos said...

How lovely...;o)

pinsandneedles said...

The black background really makes the colors pop! Lovin it!

L Johnson said...

So cool! Love how the color pops and the black has a style of its own as well!

b davis said...

what a neat look with the black. different & refreshing!

rubyslipperz said...

What a TRUE-ly darling quilt! The polkas...make it dance! =)

hugZ,
annie
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rubyslipperz said...

What a TRUE-ly darling quilt! The Polkas...make it dance! =0)

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

Jay said...

Wow!! I love the dark background! I use a lot of black in my quilting...I think it adds so much to color!!!

Rachel said...

Oh Amber, this is beautiful! I love the brights on a dark background.

Nicky said...

It's a real sparkler! love the block, the black and all those dots in front of my eyes!

Jilly said...

I created so many quilts but never used black colour. But after visiting your post, I got the idea the black and white polka dot background fabric is wonderful and looks very attractive.
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jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

I am in love with this quilt!