Sunday, March 14, 2021

Sea Glass Rooftops



There is no Project Quilting challenge this week, which is good because I was eyeing the blue green fabrics I used for the Oak Leaf and Reel challenge quilt. Making a rooftop quilt has been on my to-make list for a long time and those aqua and teal fabrics asked if they could help.  The name rooftop is a Gee's Bend quilter's term for a courthouse square variation that goes around and around a center square. 



Since I am using yardage, I have decided not to make it improv, but instead make a more traditional block in these brighter fabrics. Each block starts with a 2 " finished square of the floral fabric in the center and 1" finished rounds. I did add some rogue strips for some extra interest. Each block has a different combination of fabric. The bright light is muting the colors a little bit.

I got more aqua and teal fabrics from upstairs -- I am stealing from a box of fabrics I am saving for a triangle quilt, but I think there is enough fabric in there to spare. If not, I might have to go shopping. Probably from my stash because the triangle quilt has a plan with a wider range of colors. I know I will cut off the outisde points of the diamonds in the sashing, but I would have to waste a lot of fabric to save them. The inside points will be suffice.

I am thinking of a baby quilt and am still deciding on the size. I might add another round to these blocks.

2021:  Weeks 11 of 15 Minutes to Stitch



I spent my week making the teal and aqua rooftops. I forgot to show you this book with a fabric cover that  I received from Ronda Winstead. She runs the Stitching Fabrics, Papers & More Facebook group and has a YouTube channel as well. Thank you again, Ronda! It is so beautiful!

15 minute days this week --7 out of 7
15 minute days this year -- 73 out of 73 days
Success rate  = 100%

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Kate said...

Love those teals! You've made good progress getting all those strips into a block. The sashing fabric is going to really make those blocks sing. Congrats on all the stitching time this week. You definitely used it well.

Joyful Quilter said...

Love the teal! The only color I have a lot of is brown...don't know how that happened. I also like your elephants in the there a story to them I missed?

Libby in TN said...

Rooftop is a new term for me, but I like it! I love a geometric sashing. Losing those outside points won't spoil the overall effect.

Nancy said...

Your sea glass blocks are beautiful -- very aqua/blue!
And from a previous post, I like what you did with the oak leaf and reel quilt.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Oh do I love these blocks. This post is so timely as I was searching for some teals the other day and realized I have very few teal fabrics in my stash. I think a shopping trip is in order. Most likely will be from my chair although I think teals are hard to see correctly on a monitor. I just love these blocks and your sashing is spot on!

Terry said...

Your sea glass blocks are beautiful!! Those are my favorite colors. :0)

Kyle said...

Those colors are beautiful together. I like the low contrast of the blocks and then the pizzazz of a possible sashing fabric.

Rose said...

Oh, oh, oh! I so love your blocks...they are beautiful. I love the books with the fabric cover, too.

Kim said...

Your sea glass blocks are gorgeous. Those teals and aquas are such a beautiful combination. Love the sashing fabric and the little square of plain colour is perfectly perfect.

Emily said...

Your rooftop blocks are so pretty! I love the colors and your centers.

Tanya said...

OOh! Your teal and aqua colors are so beautiful! And the lattice and corners are a wonderful match!

Frédérique said...

Your blue green rooftop blocks are beautiful! Sweet and pretty colors.
Wow, your gifted book is gorgeous!
Thank you for linking up today ;)