Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Future Is Bright...

Lime, turquoise, red, hot pink, orange plus.....
minty green...
school bus yellow...
pale pink...
sky blue...put them all together, mix them up a bit and you get...
this. (No name...I'm blank on this one!)
I know now why I was in a funk about this quilt. It was too bright, even for me. Adding the pastel panels calmed it down a bit. The scraps draw you in to look closer. I like that.
It's still bright...
I may need to wear sunglasses when I snuggle under this one. Fine with me.

Project Improv blocks received
cheryl j - 2 blocks...received awhile ago...found again!
barb - 2 blocks and chocolate (i had to do an extra workout...definitely worth it!)
krista - 1 block
j martinez - 1 block (can you leave a comment and tell me your first name...i can't find you)
trish - 2 blocks
sarah f - 3 blocks
aimee - 2 blocks (thanks for the cash...it'll go right to postage. it's much appreciated.)

59 comments:

C. Jaeger said...

Love the concept of using your scraps, and I love the execution of it all. It could be your "crayon box" quilt.

Julie said...

I love that quilt. it looks like a decent size quilt. what size did the blocks finish at?
just beautiful.

jedigirlz said...

C. Jaeger had a great idea.....Crayon Box is a darling name!

Jacquie, cute, cute, cute! Nice job, yet again.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

sweet quilt top! I was thinking of "Rainbow Brite" when I first saw it - remember her? I love how you framed each color in the solid - great definition for each block :)

Marie' said...

I was wondering how you were going to tie the panels together in a quilt. Now I know. The frame for each one totally works.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love your quilt but I am a bright gal, it can never be to bright for me! beautiful work!

Aimee said...

Very cool - I love that!

~D Spack~ said...

Mmmm very cool. I love it!

Jackie said...

Not too bright for me! I simply love it! You really made a great quilt from some fantastic leftovers.

Staci K. said...

I love it! My first thought was Psychedelic Rainbow!

Rebekah said...

I love these colorful blocks! I need to get my scraps out and start playing

Kristin L said...

Hmmm, "The Corey Hart Quilt?" Or how about a more straightforward "Technicolor Rainbow."

Kristin L said...

Whooops, not Corey Hart (he's Sunglasses at Night), I should have said "The Timbuk3 Quilt," that's more accurate.

Norma said...

How about "Fruit Salad"? I see oranges, lemons, limes, cherries, strawberries and watermelon. There are blue berries too!

Cami said...

I'm with Kristin. I immediately thought of the song from the 80's "the future's so bright I gotta wear shades". There you go "Shades": that's my vote. I love this quilt. It's giving me an idea with what I should do with some scraps. Thanks!

susan said...

oh it looks great! i love that each block is a different color, and i think you were right to add the lighter blocks! smokin' chickie :o)

magikquilter said...

looking great and can't you just imagine people sitting there looking at each and every scrap? That is what my non quilting friends do when i make something...they look at each fabric and say i like this one best and then... no this one

Maybe it should be called
"simply the best"

Alissa said...

Beautiful!! So funky and fun!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Brilliant use of your scrap fabrics - love how each block showcases a particular colour.

Dorothee said...

Love the top, what a great way to use up scraps!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful Jacquie! I just love how all the different fabrics keep the blocks so interesting.

Shari said...

I totally love this. Totally. You're my hero. Ok if I make one too? I'll call it Jacquie's Just Fabulous Scrap Quilt.

henny said...

Jacquie,
I've already made a comment in flickr about this. something about "flashback or journey"?

Katy said...

wow - it's bright but beautifully so. I love it!

QuiltedSimple said...

So pretty and bright! Love all the scraps used...
Kris

shellysquilts said...

J, It is interesting. I luv interesting. Well done!
I didn't know there was such a thing as "too bright".

nicolette said...

It’s not too bright! I love it!

Makes me think of the song ‘Always look on the bright side of life’ (Monty Python).

Joanna said...

Hey Jacquie

The j Martinez is me, Joanna :) Sorry, I must have just put my initial on the envelope!! Glad it arrived.

I am loving this latest quilt of yours! Such a clever idea, and they all look great together!

driftwood said...

it's lovely!!! perfect for chasing away those winter feelings and welcoming the brightness of spring xx

holly said...

It reminds me of a crayon box. Very nice. I love it. I like bright.

MichelleB said...

It looks great! I love how you did it. A wonderful idea for using scraps.

Anina said...

So very happy!

metrosupialdesigns said...

It fabulous. I wanna make one! If only I could make some progress on this other stuff!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

Reminds me of something. mmmm. Oh yeah! A water color paint thingy. The ones we had in gradeschool. I don't know why but it does. Just a few colors, bright and happy and ready to paint with! Love it!

connie said...

It makes me smile! Such a great use of scraps. It is very spring like... and I love it too!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I think it looks amazing! The scrappy by colour works so well.

Louby Lou said...

Crayon Box is a great name, or how about 'Jacquie's Amazing Technicolour Dream Quilt' lol

And I agree with all the comments made, what a fantastic use for all those scraps!

ayumills said...

I like your bright quilt! Such a great way to use up scraps!

By the way, my block for improv project has been shipped to you yesterday. It should be there before the deadline..I hope!!! Thanks in advance for everything you are doing. You are doing excellent job putting together everyone's blocks!

Philigry said...

i love it. i think it looks really great!

em's scrapbag said...

I love your cheerful scrappy quilt. I think is is absolutely fabulous!

amandajean said...

what a great scrap quilt!

Samantha said...

oh my gosh, I love this one!!!

Millie said...

How about Charm City?

Your blocks are beautiful!

Peggie said...

Love it!!!! First thing I thought of when I saw it was Fruity Tooty!

SandyQuilts said...

Very cool ... I like it.

sewtakeahike said...

definitely bright, but so cheery! I love it Jacquie! You are so right! I just want to sit and look at each piece of fabric that make up each block, so I don't overlook any of it's fabulousness!

Rose said...

Funny, I am always scared to try really busy patterns all together or lots of colors, and yet when ui see it on someone's page I always think they look so fantastic! nice job, I think it turned out great. I love the bright colors

niki said...

I'd call it, WOOOOO,WHOOOOO. It's absolutely terrific.

MightyMom said...

I'd call it bright and clolorful!

which pretty much describes YOU.



love it.

Janis said...

I love how you laid this out, photo by photo -- when they came together, it's stunning. I LOVE this quilt!

Do you ever slow down?!

Yaya and Papa said...

Love all the different brightly colored squares and how you put them all together!!

Anonymous said...

Love the quilt. What about naming it.... Something strange happened on the way to the Improv!

Kathy said...

I love, love this quilt. What a great idea to do with your scraps. I hope you will post the finished, quilted, item.

Bekhy said...

Love this quilt! I actually really like the bright colors. I especially am liking the way the frames really define the block even though a lot of the fabrics in each block have other colors. That's very cool.

The spiderweb quilt looks exciting, can hardly wait to see more blocks and for you to put it together. I love reading Ric-Rac too; she almost always sends me into fits of giggling.

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

It reminds me of a Tic Tac Toe. I like it a lot!

Anonymous said...

how about color my world?
nice quilt

Aunt Spicy said...

So sunny and bright! Love it!

metrosupialdesigns said...

Oh, it's delish! I love the idea of the added solid borders!

Anonymous said...

I love your work! I have some big prints and it is great to see the way you have incorporated them into your quilts. Thanks for the great photos!