Piecing and Layout

On Sunday I posted about an antique quilt block that I wanted to use as an inspiration for a new quilt.

On Monday I posted about how I drafted the pattern and showed the reproduction fabrics from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum that I plan to use.

The fabrics are available from the RMQM here.

I couldn’t wait to try one block, here is the antique and the reproduction

With all those great fabrics I wanted to mix them up within the block and go for a scrappy look.  The question now is how will they look set together.  I can see the layout in my head but I can’t post that so I cropped a picture of the block …

and then put several of the pictures together

There is some distortion in the picture so they don’t line up perfectly but you can get an idea of the layout I am going for.

This picture is only one block repeated over and over so the fabrics are not as random as the actual quilt will be, I have 3 more greens and 3 more double pinks to add to the mix and I think that will make it better.

Now the first block done my challenge will be to finish up a few other quilts before I plow ahead with this one!

Happy Quilting


16 thoughts on “Piecing and Layout

  1. Sue says:

    Oh it’s gonna be great! Very nice and colorful and a good scrappy look!
    I love the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum!

  2. Ann Hancock says:

    VERY cool patch, Tim! It’s going to be even more awesome when you use the other pinks and greens. Can’t wait to see more-

  3. ginny says:

    that is popping!! Love the scrappy colors!!
    I think one done in just 3 colors like the original would be great also.

  4. Faith Swanson says:

    I think this is an awesome block. It certainly looks wonderful with the fabrics you chose. It will be a stunner!!!

  5. audrey says:

    Great block and it looks so good with the fabrics you chose!

  6. Kristen says:

    Tim, this looks absolutely wonderful, I’m so in love with this. It is so beautiful!

    • timquilts says:

      Thanks!!…..It is difficult to make myself work on my other 1/2 done quilts ….I just want to get more of these blocks done….but I must finish up a few to make way for these

  7. Byrd says:

    Go for it – it’s going to be great!

  8. Really like your color choices. Very PA! Have never seen the pattern before. The stripped fabrics will add a whole new dimension to it where ever it lands!


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