And now for something completely different.

Ok – it’s not completely different – it is “me” in that it’s improv. pieced, but this is way out of my comfort zone!

Lantern Bloom Quilt beginnings

And I love it! Holes to fill and It’s going to be a full sized quilt so I have a long way to go but so far so good. In this photo the purple pops more than it does in person and what looks like black here is actually dark brown… I think that I’m only going to grow to like this more and more as I keep working on it. And I’m officially a purple convert! Don’t think that I’ll suddenly be using it tons, but I’m loving it in this quilt.

And it took about .2 seconds for me to fall in love with this Lantern Bloom fabric line.

Lantern Bloom close up

Normally I go for more graphic stuff, but this is some pretty pretty fabric… Ok – back to it!

29 Responses to “And now for something completely different.”

  1. RosaMaria October 8, 2009 at 7:31 am #

    those blocks are awesome!!! i lothe that fabrics!! great colors!
    ps. i’m hosting my first giveaway (if you want to come in)!

  2. Kit October 8, 2009 at 7:31 am #

    Wow! I love that lantern fabric too! It’s going to be an interesting quilt… :)

  3. Barbara October 8, 2009 at 7:32 am #

    So fascinating, I’ve never done a quilt with ‘holes to fill’ but I am now inspired. The lantern plant is the fabric that caught my eye when I first saw the quilt. Love it!

  4. Cheryl Arkison October 8, 2009 at 7:40 am #

    Ooh, very interesting.
    Question about process: are you just making it up as you go along in terms of block sizes? Then figuring out how to get them all together?

  5. Ashley October 8, 2009 at 7:55 am #

    Ah, no white! That is different! :) I love how bold this one is… looks like it’s going to be a stunning quilt!

  6. rossie October 8, 2009 at 8:13 am #

    very pretty!

  7. Meg October 8, 2009 at 8:59 am #

    Alissa, it’s going to be gorgeous! What a rich color palette!

  8. Audrie October 8, 2009 at 9:14 am #

    The colours are so vibrant! Loving the bird cage print :) I just bought some purple fabric yesterday so I’m with you on the purple thing.

  9. Nicole October 8, 2009 at 9:24 am #

    It looks neat! And like a fun project to work on.

  10. ellie October 8, 2009 at 9:25 am #

    Yay! It’s so beautiful!

  11. Joan October 8, 2009 at 9:36 am #

    What a great quilt! Looks like fun, too! I love the Lantern Bloom fabric. Hmmmm…. Might have to get some of that….

  12. Tiffany October 8, 2009 at 9:53 am #

    Beautiful…best use of this fabric I’ve seen yet!

  13. Mary on Lake Pulaski October 8, 2009 at 11:17 am #

    Love the fabric and really love what you are doing with it. I agree with Tiffany that this is the best use of this fabric I’ve seen.

  14. andi October 8, 2009 at 11:53 am #

    Stunning. You never fail ….

  15. Cate October 8, 2009 at 12:39 pm #

    Amazing! How nice to see you mixin’ it up a bit and still having the result be as beautiful as ever.

  16. Karen October 8, 2009 at 12:57 pm #

    An outstanding project. You always inspire me.

  17. Amy (badskirt) October 8, 2009 at 1:18 pm #

    I’m still a purple skeptic, but your progress so far looks amazing!

  18. Rita October 8, 2009 at 1:21 pm #

    I am so mad at you! I bought this fabric for a quilt for my living room and I have been trying to come up with the design, something improvisational and modern, something I come up with on my own without a pattern. But now, I just want to copy yours! Really, I love it.

  19. Molly October 8, 2009 at 1:29 pm #

    Wow! That is awesome!! I love the fabrics and your design.

  20. Kris October 8, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    I love how this is coming along! The colors are so amazing!

  21. Amy - parkcitygirl October 8, 2009 at 3:42 pm #

    Looks great Alissa! I love the solids mixed in with those prints!

  22. Jen October 8, 2009 at 3:58 pm #

    cant wait to see it all finished…this is just wonderful…clever you…

  23. Debbie October 9, 2009 at 3:31 am #

    This is really great. I love how you have left some of the fabric in fairly large pieces. It really shows the fabric off this way. Can’t wait to see the finished quilt.

  24. Leonie October 9, 2009 at 3:45 am #

    It’s beautiful, keep going!

  25. Terrie Sandelin October 9, 2009 at 5:51 am #

    I love the way the framing accents the beautiful fabrics. This is stunning!

  26. amandajean October 9, 2009 at 6:56 am #

    it’s so very wonderful!

  27. rhea October 9, 2009 at 5:21 pm #

    Wow… that is really beautiful.

    I love what you are doing here, it looks great.

  28. Sonja October 12, 2009 at 1:36 am #

    It’s gonna be un chef-d’oeuvre!!!
    Absolutely gorgeous:)

  29. jacquie October 12, 2009 at 4:50 am #

    well look at you….breaking out again! this is going to be really fun. (i’m not sure i can get into purple, but in this…pretty nice!)

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