Turkey Tracks: April 23, 2015
“Octagons: Blue and Orange” Quilt
I’ve been working on a series of paper pieced color studies: opposites on the color wheel–red/green, blue/orange, and purple/yellow.
These opposites really “pop” the two colors, don’t they?
Here’s the latest: octagons separated by squares.
I saw a smaller version of paper pieced octagons with squares some time last year. So I ordered the paper templates–not quite realizing that these patterns are measured by the size of each side, not the overall size of the octagon itself.
Then, LOL, I have to tell this on myself–it took me some time to realize that in essence this octagon is just a “snowball” block–only the separating squares are not part of the octagon itself–forming the square when each square block is pieced to the others. Boy did I feel silly when the light bulb went off.
I used pearl cotton to quilt. Orange in the middle and blues in the borders.
Then I went mad with buttons–but had so much fun. (I like the geometric shapes that the quilting lines formed.)
Here’s a corner:
And here’s the first quilt in the series–to remind you–where I used Lucy Boston honeycomb templates.
Both quilts are hanging in or just outside my quilt room.