BougieNights #5: leaping ahead

Last time we looked at Bougainville Nights, it was just half quilted.

Just look at it now!  All the blocks are quilted, I’ve cut all the sashing strips, and have made a good run up at the joining. So, in case you were wondering, the sashing on the front is dark inky blue, and the sashing on the back is hot pinks and oranges. Most of the back is dark blue, but there is a chevron of blocks on the back too, so this will effectively be a double-sided quilt. Not large, but versatile. I’ll do a reveal of the back once the blocks are all together.

Another couple of days will see all the sashing in place and the blocks all joined up. I’m thinking a dark blue binding, but I might sneak in a colourful corner or two – it depends if I have enough blue of the right colour left over. Good to think that I’m getting closer to finishing this quilt composed of my F²F² blocks.

Better late than never…. 

32 thoughts on “BougieNights #5: leaping ahead

  1. OMG 😍 Those colours are glorious. I love it….. not unusual as I love everything u do 🥰

  2. mlmcspadden says:

    Looks great!

  3. tialys says:

    Every time you show this blossoming beauty I’m reminded I need to put my F2F3 blocks together and every time I forget again after a day or so. Really must at least get the layout sorted as I think I’m going to get it quilted on a longarm anyway so I’ve only got to do ordinary sashing and a border and off it can go.

    • katechiconi says:

      Well, I’ll be posting about this fairly frequently until it’s done, so it’ll be like a sort of visual nag, won’t it? I do hope you get your F2F3 blocks sorted, because I really liked that colour scheme.

  4. nanacathy2 says:

    Wow that has a real zing about it.

    • katechiconi says:

      I’ve shown it before, but joining the blocks and adding the sashing really tightens it up and makes it look sharper, I think. Loving how it’s turning out!

  5. Wonderful colors! So lively.

  6. magpiesue says:

    So glad you’re getting to work on this again. 🙂 It’s going to be a stunner (in a good way!).

    • katechiconi says:

      It always gives me a shock of pleasure to walk into the sewing room and see this on the wall. The blocks are all so beautiful and the colours are so vibrant, it makes me happy just to look at it.

  7. kathyreeves says:

    This is such a great color combo!

  8. claire93 says:

    I’d forgotten how all these blocks played so well together! Great choice of sashing fabric for the QAYG both on front and back.

    • katechiconi says:

      I think it works well; the dark blue lets the colour sing on the front, and the mostly dark blue back will have the bright colours framing the squares. Happiness!

  9. Oooh!! This is so fun to look at ! It almost could be a breast cancer awareness quilt with all of this pretty pinks. You always amaze me Kate. Great job!!

  10. KerryCan says:

    Zippity-do-dah! That’s so bold and fun!

    • katechiconi says:

      I know! I was delighted when the F2F2 blocks started coming in; the colours were perfect and it really lived up to my imagination. F2F3 is much more muted, by contrast, so look out for a totally different quilt from those.

  11. Joanne S says:

    The colors zing! Kate, do you mostly quilt all of your blocks first before sewing them together?

    • katechiconi says:

      Quilts which are composed of single blocks, yes, that’s how I mainly do it. Quilts which are more freeform, I quilt as a whole or in larger sections once they’re ready. I think the largest once I’ve quilted as a whole recently is my Bonnard quilt. I tend to hand quilt whole quilts, but machine quilt individual blocks. Go figure!

  12. rutigt says:

    I love those blocks with their shining colors!! It´s gonna be a very great quilt!

  13. It is a lovely bougainvillea colour. Ours, which is about the colour of the second block on the bottom row, is looking a bit sad in the winter cold, but it looks beautiful from the kitchen window when it is in bloom.

  14. teamwilsun says:

    This is so glorious! I love a bright, bold quilt.

  15. I love that the sashing is not the same in every square. So eclectic and more fun. I’ve never seen it done but I haven’t seen enough yet. It’s so fun and happy.

    • katechiconi says:

      The coloured sashing is for the back, where the majority of the blocks have a plain dark blue back. It’ll look good, I think, but the fronts *need* plain dark blue.

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