Sunday, June 19, 2011

Organized Chaos

For this round of Once Round the Country (a round robin quilting bee), I got to work on Adrienne's Organized Chaos. For her quilt, we're using some wonderfully bold modern prints. When I got the quilt from Anne, it looked like this:
Once 'Round the Country

After much indecision, I decided to do Amish diamonds around the outside contrasting the blue and pink/purple fabrics and echo the square design from the original block in the corners. In order to make the math easy, I just made a paper piecing pattern and did the diamonds that way rather than figuring out how big the pieces needed to be for a 5 1/3" block. :)

So this sketch...
Organized Chaos

Turned into this (note how big it is, that's a 5 foot wide rug)...
Organized Chaos for Adrienne

With my trash can evidence of paper piecing...
Organized Chaos aftermath

I hope she likes it!


  1. gorgeous!!! I love how you brought the center pattern back into the design.

  2. I love what you did so much! You did really bring the focus to the center and I'll bet Adrienne will love that it got quite a bit bigger!

  3. Awesome! I have this fabric...or almost had this fabric. It's pretty bad when you can't remember what you've bought or not.

    It looks great!

  4. Wait a minute! I see some usable scraps in that trash can.

  5. That's an awesome addition to that block. And great idea making the paper pieced strips!

  6. Wow! Such a great border! And you were so smart to paper piece it rather than do the math. I especially like the way you used the solid purple, tying it back to the center block. So cool.


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