WIP: Bold Modern Color Illusion Blocks

I saw this pattern from a Missouri Quilt Company video. maxresdefault Jenny Doan says it is a quick and easy pattern.  I am going to trust her and give it a try! I kept thinking… what do I have in my stash that I could use for the Illusion Quilt?  I know, this is a huge step for me!  I was trying to figure out what I had already in my fabric stash versus buying something new.  So proud of myself!! I am going to make a quilt of all solids.  I already have the white sashing fabric – I buy white by the bolt.  I have an irrational fear that I will run out of white – totally irrational!  I have a brand new bolt just waiting for the plastic to come off.  I know I have a couple of yards of gray/silver in my stash as well.  This is where the illusion occurs with the gray acting as a shadow. IMG_2663  IMG_2717

The pattern calls for a layer cake.  The layer cake is cut in half for 5×10 inch rectangles.  I didn’t really have a layer cake that I liked for this.  So I am going to break into my Elizabeth Hartman fat quarter bundle.  Elizabeth of Oh, Fransson, created a designer bundle of Kona Solids.  There are grays within the bundle, so I know that the gray will work well with these colors.  If I use the rest of the colors for the blocks, I will have 20 fat quarters.  I will easily get 2 10-inch squares from each fat quarter.  I also cut a strip lengthwise for a strip of binding.  There is plenty of leftover fabric too! I cut all of the 5×10 inch colored blocks prior to the quilt retreat.

So bright! IMG_2719 Leftover grayish fat quarters… IMG_2718 There was a lot of chain sewing during the quilt retreat this past weekend.  Which means I can sew and talk at the same time.  I was so focused on sewing, I forgot to take pictures.  This is the one poorly focused snap of the process. IMG_2758 I laid out the quilt on the last day of retreat sewing.  So many people left by noon on Sunday, that I was able to use the tables instead of crawling around on the floor.  Again, no pictures – was so focused on getting it laid out! IMG_2780 Remember how I like to make binding… the binding for this quilt is already done. I don’t normally do scrappy binding.  I thought I would give it a try.  I sewed the binding in the same order that the fat quarters were stacked.


IMG_2742 What can I say, I was in binding making mode.  That is the binding for my Fat Quarter Shop 2013 Mystery Designer Block of the Month Quilt. Hopefully, I will be posting more progress on this project soon!

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced’s WIP Wednesday.

About My Pieced Life

I am in love with all things quilting. My sewing room has many works-in-progress and a large stash of fabric. I have big plans and lots of ideas of creations I would like to make. My wonderful husband supports my obsession and Carson, my Australian terrier, keeps me company while I sew.
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4 Responses to WIP: Bold Modern Color Illusion Blocks

  1. That roll of binding makes me very happy! As does that FQ bundle of lovely Konas! Can’t wait to see the finished top!

  2. msminnesota says:

    I’m proud of you for using something in your stash! This will be a cool quilt! I also think it’s great you’re going out of your comfort zone and using a scrappy binding! A two-fer!

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  4. Pingback: 2015 Finish #11: Modern Illusion Blocks | My Pieced Life: Like a quilt, life is a pieced work of art.

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