Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Some progress

Supernova top completed

I have finished the Supernova QAL top. This pattern is rather amazing, each new person's approach to it just leads to another beautiful quilt. If you go over to the flickr group you can see for yourself.

Here is my plan for the back. Lee designed a really nice zig zag (go here to Freshly Pieced for her design) using some of the subunits but since I had an extra block done and some bits of fabrics left, I decided to use them instead. (Please excuse the wrinkles - I was in a rush this morning)

Supernova QAL back

Now I am challenged to quilt it. Some people have done an all over pattern like a stipple or loopy loop and others are doing straight lines. I am inclined to straight lines that might emphasize the asterisk and other secondary straight line patterns but am not sure yet. Turning this quilt on pointe lets you notice some of the secondary designs better.

Supernova top completed

I am leaving you with these, Party Rings in the flesh, in Canada, courtesy of my friend who was recently in London. These sure do look like the giant dresden blocks for my Party Rings quilt, don't you think? Judith, quilt-namer extraordinaire, was right!

Party Rings, straight from London

Best,

Leanne
ps. I have linked to WIP Wednesday where there is, as usual, spectacular work to see.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

12 comments:

MariQuilts said...

Those look yummy and the quilt looks fabulous.

Linz said...

Oh!! Your Supernova is spectacular!! I love the back! What a great pattern! I haven't seen one that I haven't liked!! Good luck deciding how to quilt it!! :)

Those Party ring do look good!! :)

Ruth said...

Woo hoo! This looks amazing...makes me want to try the supernova too....

Marg said...

Your quilt looks absolutely awesome. I love the back too, simple design but so effective. I'm sure whatever you decide, the quilting will be fabulous too.
I can see why Judith suggested Party Rings as a name for your dresdens.

Belinda said...

Oh Leanne, you amaze me. I sooo wish I had your talent with piecing!

Jenny said...

Lovely quilt. I've really tired of seeing all these supernova quilts! One would think I'd get use to the idea of not joining in somewhere in the last few weeks, but that is not the case. I keep wanting to make one of my own anyways!

Mitzi said...

I really like what you designed for the backing. Gorgeous!

Katie B. said...

Your Supernova looks incredible! I love the idea of emphasizing the secondary pattern. As I was basting mine, I kept noticing the X pattern in between the blocks.

I can't wait to see this all finished up!

Debbie said...

I just love your supernova - and the backing is fantastic. I admire you for taking the time to make it really special! Inspiring.

Kate said...

Love your supernova, great idea to use a block on the back! It's fun seeing all the different versions of this :)

CityHouseStudio said...

I LOVE what you did for the back - what a brilliant idea!
Can't wait to see how you quilt it, too.
I'm still debating how to quilt mine!

Lee said...

I LOVE that back! So cool! And the front is beautiful too, I just love the colors. Can't wait to see it all quilted up!! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )