Friday, October 20, 2017

A New Clarissa Block

Clarissa #18

Clarissa is my hourglass leader-ender challenge that started with the quiltalong last summer at Quiltville. There is a new leader-ender challenge for this year, but I'm still working on this one. This project is inspired by a quilt from the 1800's made by Clarissa White Alford - see the quilt here. I just finished block #18.



And here are all the blocks on the design wall. There are tons of little scraps in these blocks!  I try to make each block a little different from all the others.
My friend Cathy who blogs over at Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilting is also making a Clarissa quilt and you can see some of her blocks here.
Hop over to the link up at Oh Scrap!

20 comments:

Kate said...

I really like these blocks. It's already gorgeous.

Julierose said...

they are all so beautiful and unique..this will be gorgeous hugs, Julierose

Alison said...

This is looking beautiful! How many more blocks are you planning to make?

Deanna W said...

Great blocks...love your colours choices too!

lcscottage said...

I love this project, and I am excited to see what the final design will be!

Needled Mom said...

That is really spectacular.

MissPat said...

I had so much trouble making the hourglass units in En Provence come out right that I can't imagine making an entire quilt with them. I admire your persistence.
Pat

Cathy Melancon said...

Hey Kathy! You have more perseverance than anyone I know!! Your Clarissa blocks are gorgeous!! I look forward to seeing the finished quilt! Keep up the great work!

Robin said...

This is so great. I want to make one of these. It is so pleasing to my eye as I go from block to block.

Cathy said...

Inspiring! I'm so glad you introduced me to Clarissa's quilt. And it's so much fun to have someone to quilt along with. Every time I see one of your Clarissa posts you get me motivated to get moving on them. I don't leader/ender but make each block all in one sewing session.

Angela Neff said...

Looking good! I never even got started on mine...better get to looking into the new one! Been too busy teaching to do much of anything!

swooze said...

I love this quilt. How many blocks do you plan to make? It’s fabulous!

Design Originals by KC said...

I love what you are doing with your hour glass units!! I am just starting my own hour glass units and plan to alternate with scrappy 9 patches :) I usually use the project I am working on as it's own leader and ender... but I do make a bit of a thread bunny in the process at times... so hopefully the leaders/enders will stop that... thanks for posting your overall progress.. I was happy to come to your blog and see it!
Kathi

Ellen said...

Beautiful blocks...your quilt is going to be gorgeous!

Karen said...

Confusing...Cathy and Kathy. I visited Cathy's blog and like her blocks very much. I have been admiring yours from the start. It has been a good leader and ender project for you.

Ann said...

Blue and brown combine beautifully. Such and understated quilt that will "live long and prosper."Hourglass shapes are popping up everywhere. I've seen Cathy's, too, and admire they way you've created more designs by manipulating value. Kaja has some hourglass quilts and I'm mulling over some ideas of my own. Keep this up!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

so complicated with so many pieces and so lovely!! Coming together beautifully.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those are such amazing blocks, Kathy! I've been admiring them as you post each new one, just like someone else commented. They will make a beautiful quilt!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I have loved seeing each and every block come to life. Color placement can make such a difference. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Karen's Korner said...

Your colours work so well together. Lovely work.