Colours of Happiness #3

I have the bit between my teeth now…

You know how it is when a project seizes your imagination and you just have to work on it, although other things rightfully have far more priority? Yup. This is one of those…

Today I went from 8 tidy stacks of HST blocks to this.

Then this, and this

Then this

And this is where I’ve stopped for the day, and what is still left to do on the centre starburst.

It’s coming along really well, and I’m very happy with it. All the seams and points match up (so far, anyway), all the edges align. All that extra finicking about with trimming, rulers and cutters has paid off. Oh, and my brand spanking new quarter-inch sewing machine foot, bought in Townsville on our recent trip, has made a big difference in achieving consistency. The guide on the old one was bent, and a quarter inch was anyone’s guess.

So, I’ll leave you to it. Enjoy the colours. You won’t be seeing this for a couple of days as I have end-of-month posts to put up, so look out for a big change next time.

I have spots of purple, blue and cyan dancing before my eyes from staring so long at orange, yellow and pink 🙂

39 thoughts on “Colours of Happiness #3

  1. Beautiful beautiful beautiful… I’m loving what I see … those spots in your eyes will make them sparkle 🤩

  2. anne54 says:

    Sensational Kate! Are you enjoying yellow any more now?

  3. Very pretty. It’s fun how fast it can go sometimes. Helps make up for the dreadfully slow bits at other times!

    • katechiconi says:

      You know, this whole quilt has been an eye-opener, in terms of both colour and the speed of construction. I had the idea, then the colours came, and then the construction as an expression of the concept. It certainly made up for the long thinking time on other quilts!

  4. dayphoto says:

    I just love it!!! You are so right…Colors are Happy!

  5. It’s gorgeous! And you are on a roll.

  6. kathyreeves says:

    Gorgeous starburst!

  7. Juicy and vibrant taken to a new level. Love it 🙂

  8. tialys says:

    You’re obviously enjoying yourself enormously with this quilt – and it shows!

    • katechiconi says:

      You’re absolutely right. I’m being meticulous, but it’s going unbelievably fast and I’m really loving the vividness of the colours I’m working with, yellow or no yellow.

  9. nanacathy2 says:

    I can feel the heat shimmering from this, it is stunning.

  10. I LOVE the way that came together!!! Such warm, happy colors and I love looking at the way your corners meet in back. Something I have not learned to do…yet. So much I would have liked to learn about quilting. Yesterday, my quilting friends taught me a new trick on making a back for a finally finished top. We shall see in a couple of weeks how it goes. Company for the next 10 days so no sewing. ;( Love the company though. 🙂 I never know what I’m going to learn when I come here. You are such an inspiration.

  11. The artist’s way of seeing things is so often a delightful shock to me. Suddenly color and form turn into something I couldn’t have envisioned, but when it’s there in front of me I feel a little click of recognition like ‘oh, there you are!” and I’m not sure if what my eyes welcome is the art or the artist. Or if a distinction can be made.

    • katechiconi says:

      Or even whether the artist’s talent is for manifesting what we all see and feel but can’t articulate…
      I know I had an ‘oh, hello, that’s how it works’ moment flinging all those brilliant colours together. There was scarcely any sorting or deliberation, I just let instinct guide me.

  12. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    You have done so much in a short time !!

  13. lucyannluna says:

    Love the colours Kate, it will look fantastic

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m so glad you like it! I know a quilt is working well when I feel a tiny bit sad at the idea of waving goodbye to it. I’ll be sad with this one, but it’s going to a wonderful and appreciative home, so all is well.

  14. Joanne S says:

    Rich colors! Funny how turning a hst can change how a quilt design. You have very neat seams…something I need to work on. 😉 Can’t wait to see the end product.

    • katechiconi says:

      I bought myself a new 1/4 inch foot, which helps a lot, together with careful trimming and accurate cutting. If the blocks and seams are all the exact right size, things line up like magic!

  15. rutigt says:

    It´s a bit tiring to trim all the blocks, but it pays of in the end. your blocks are looking so good together!

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