Ok – it’s not completely different – it is “me” in that it’s improv. pieced, but this is way out of my comfort zone!

Lantern Bloom Quilt beginnings

And I love it! Holes to fill and It’s going to be a full sized quilt so I have a long way to go but so far so good. In this photo the purple pops more than it does in person and what looks like black here is actually dark brown… I think that I’m only going to grow to like this more and more as I keep working on it. And I’m officially a purple convert! Don’t think that I’ll suddenly be using it tons, but I’m loving it in this quilt.

And it took about .2 seconds for me to fall in love with this Lantern Bloom fabric line.

Lantern Bloom close up

Normally I go for more graphic stuff, but this is some pretty pretty fabric… Ok – back to it!

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  • RosaMaria

    October 8, 2009 at 7:31 am | Reply

    those blocks are awesome!!! i lothe that fabrics!! great colors!
    ps. i’m hosting my first giveaway (if you want to come in)!

  • Kit

    October 8, 2009 at 7:31 am | Reply

    Wow! I love that lantern fabric too! It’s going to be an interesting quilt… 🙂

  • Barbara

    October 8, 2009 at 7:32 am | Reply

    So fascinating, I’ve never done a quilt with ‘holes to fill’ but I am now inspired. The lantern plant is the fabric that caught my eye when I first saw the quilt. Love it!

  • Cheryl Arkison

    October 8, 2009 at 7:40 am | Reply

    Ooh, very interesting.
    Question about process: are you just making it up as you go along in terms of block sizes? Then figuring out how to get them all together?

  • Ashley

    October 8, 2009 at 7:55 am | Reply

    Ah, no white! That is different! 🙂 I love how bold this one is… looks like it’s going to be a stunning quilt!

  • rossie

    October 8, 2009 at 8:13 am | Reply

    very pretty!

  • Meg

    October 8, 2009 at 8:59 am | Reply

    Alissa, it’s going to be gorgeous! What a rich color palette!

  • Audrie

    October 8, 2009 at 9:14 am | Reply

    The colours are so vibrant! Loving the bird cage print 🙂 I just bought some purple fabric yesterday so I’m with you on the purple thing.

  • Nicole

    October 8, 2009 at 9:24 am | Reply

    It looks neat! And like a fun project to work on.

  • ellie

    October 8, 2009 at 9:25 am | Reply

    Yay! It’s so beautiful!

  • Joan

    October 8, 2009 at 9:36 am | Reply

    What a great quilt! Looks like fun, too! I love the Lantern Bloom fabric. Hmmmm…. Might have to get some of that….

  • Tiffany

    October 8, 2009 at 9:53 am | Reply

    Beautiful…best use of this fabric I’ve seen yet!

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski

    October 8, 2009 at 11:17 am | Reply

    Love the fabric and really love what you are doing with it. I agree with Tiffany that this is the best use of this fabric I’ve seen.

  • andi

    October 8, 2009 at 11:53 am | Reply

    Stunning. You never fail ….

  • Cate

    October 8, 2009 at 12:39 pm | Reply

    Amazing! How nice to see you mixin’ it up a bit and still having the result be as beautiful as ever.

  • Karen

    October 8, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Reply

    An outstanding project. You always inspire me.

  • Amy (badskirt)

    October 8, 2009 at 1:18 pm | Reply

    I’m still a purple skeptic, but your progress so far looks amazing!

  • Rita

    October 8, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Reply

    I am so mad at you! I bought this fabric for a quilt for my living room and I have been trying to come up with the design, something improvisational and modern, something I come up with on my own without a pattern. But now, I just want to copy yours! Really, I love it.

  • Molly

    October 8, 2009 at 1:29 pm | Reply

    Wow! That is awesome!! I love the fabrics and your design.

  • Kris

    October 8, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Reply

    I love how this is coming along! The colors are so amazing!

  • Amy - parkcitygirl

    October 8, 2009 at 3:42 pm | Reply

    Looks great Alissa! I love the solids mixed in with those prints!

  • Jen

    October 8, 2009 at 3:58 pm | Reply

    cant wait to see it all finished…this is just wonderful…clever you…

  • Debbie

    October 9, 2009 at 3:31 am | Reply

    This is really great. I love how you have left some of the fabric in fairly large pieces. It really shows the fabric off this way. Can’t wait to see the finished quilt.

  • Leonie

    October 9, 2009 at 3:45 am | Reply

    It’s beautiful, keep going!

  • Terrie Sandelin

    October 9, 2009 at 5:51 am | Reply

    I love the way the framing accents the beautiful fabrics. This is stunning!

  • amandajean

    October 9, 2009 at 6:56 am | Reply

    it’s so very wonderful!

  • rhea

    October 9, 2009 at 5:21 pm | Reply

    Wow… that is really beautiful.

    I love what you are doing here, it looks great.

  • Sonja

    October 12, 2009 at 1:36 am | Reply

    It’s gonna be un chef-d’oeuvre!!!
    Absolutely gorgeous:)

  • jacquie

    October 12, 2009 at 4:50 am | Reply

    well look at you….breaking out again! this is going to be really fun. (i’m not sure i can get into purple, but in this…pretty nice!)

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