Monday, August 28, 2017

Possible Eclipse Block

I was keeping my eyes open for something that would spark interest for me to make a quilt to commemorate the 2017 eclipse. The International Quilt Study Center and Museum made a short video about some terrific quilts. It is called A Rare Occurrence and you can see it HERE.


 A friend drafted this in Electric Quilt for me. Thanks Paula!!

And I have the center ring paper pieced. Next up, I'll paper piece the outer ring. I'll applique the center onto the outer circle, then applique a blue center circle. I plan on making it 20" and it will be a one block small quilt. This may also be a test block for a wedding quilt!

Next Friday September 1st I'll be starting our fall quiltalong- its called Palmateer Point.

Prayers to all those who have been affected by the hurricane. It breaks my heart to see such devastation.

25 comments:

  1. That block is a wonderful Eclipse blocks. That fabrics are perfect!

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  2. I was wondering if you might be making a wedding quilt. And also if the eclipse would be something you would be inspired by for some kind of quilt.

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  3. Very creative eclipse quilt. Looking forward to seeing it all finished. Yay for the coming QAL :)

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  4. Super job! It looks way too complicated for my piecing skills!

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  5. This would really be a wonderful wedding quilt and I would love to make a memory quilt too! It was an amazing event!!

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  6. It's going to be a beautiful quilt!

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  7. I'm looking forward to watching this evolve because the beginning is lovely. Great idea!

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  8. I really like this, Lori! Mind if I steal the idea--and the EQ sketch (with credit on the label going to you, of course)? Not sure how I will use it yet, but I am liking the possibilities!
    And this will be a perfect wedding quilt for a couple that got engaged on the day of Totality!

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  9. Lori pensé que tendrías en mente un edredón para los novios.
    Este bloque es fantástico,
    ¡¡¡esperamos ver tu creatividad!!!

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  10. If you are interested, here is a link to another outstanding eclipse quilt:

    http://www.canuckquilter.com/2017/08/eclipse-sky-made-its-debut.html

    Her husband is an astronomer and she designed the quilt for him. Your quilt is really interesting, too. Have fun with it!

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  11. Your eclipse quilt is wonderful! Linda Brannock designed a Sun, Moon & Stars quilt years ago that is calling to me! It is the primitive style I love!

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  12. You make the project list seem simple. Impressed with all you get accomplished, mostly the time to stretch your legs in the freedom of the mountains. I use the excuse of working and living in the heat of Texas to prevent me from moving more, more, ha, - at all!!!

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  13. Thanks for sharing this link. Very interesting. I was wondering about antique quilts commemorating an eclipse. Neat that you are doing one and I love the block Paula drafted. Look forward to seeing your finish.

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  14. Looks pretty challenging... I'm sure it'll be awesome!!

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  15. great idea! you know we love our commemorative quilts :)

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  16. Even though u didn't actually see the eclipse I've been toying with ideas and mag make something to dinner age the day, your interpretation looks great!

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  17. You are so clever to think of that Lori. Very fitting for a wedding quilt for your lovely family.

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  18. I meant to say I have EQ6 but dont know how to use it properly. Would love to know how to draught something like that. :-)

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  19. Very clever! What a great way to commemorate the eclipse event.

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  20. What a fantastic block and an amazing way to remember your total eclipse! And as for the wedding quilt idea - Wow!

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  21. great beginning. will be wonderful to see your progress! inspiring

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