Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Octagonal Orb

I finally started on a new project - an Octagonal Orb quilt based on the pattern posted on The Modern Quilt Guild Blog a while back.  I saw the grey and red block and thought it would be great to make a whole quilt with a different color in each orb.
Here's the first block that I made with grey and aqua.  I really love this block and I think I'm really going to love this quilt.  I'm going to wait to trim all of the blocks until I have all of them made.  I prefer to wait to trim my blocks until all are made to ensure all will be the same size.
The next one I will be piecing is the yellow block.  I really like the yellow with the grey here as well.
The lime green block is also ready to be sewn together.  Once again, loving this one.

I also have a dark purple, red, orange, pink, teal and dark blue that are prepped and ready to be pieced together, but those are all still in the small 2 1/2" square stage.

I'm hoping to have this done by the beginning of August in time for the special exhibit at the Lowell Quilt Festival where the BMQG will have a special exhibit. We'll see if I make that goal with everything that I have going on this summer before the festival, with the 4th of July, weddings, etc. I'll give myself a 50/50 chance.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. I love the splash of colors with the grey.

  2. This will be really cool when it's finished!

  3. I love it! I have been thinking of making one also.thanks for more inspiration.