Monday, March 23, 2015

Gravity Quilt Block Colors - Block 2 Constellation

Monday, March 23, 2015
Now that Gravity block of the month programs are kicking off,  I thought it might be a good idea to have a some blog posts for those of you who are interested in making a spot on Gravity quilt.

This is the entire Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton kit that matches the cover quilt. The kit includes the book, 6 background fabrics and 3 packs of 10" squares - 36 squares are in each pack:

You can find the colors for Block 1 here.

To make Block 2, you will still be working from the 1st fabric pack, as you did for Block 1. The fabrics are in order in the pack. The next 6 in the pack are fabrics A through F of Block 2, as noted in the book:

And so on for the next set of 6 fabrics to make the second Block 2:

Follow these images clockwise to see the names of the colors with a swatch, the letters correspond to the letter label of the fabrics to cut in the Gravity book:

Now, as I mentioned in the Introduction of the book, the intention is that you will have fun making your Gravity quilt and have fun with the subtle color variations within the Gravity quilt blocks. There is no need to stress about precisely matching fabric or color placement from block to block.
The beauty of this design, and the variety of fabrics and colors used to create it, is that each quilt will take on a subtle and distinct look and feel of its own. With that in mind, for those of you who REALLY want to know which colors I used where, I hope you will find these posts to be helpful.
If you're looking to order a Gravity Quilt kit, they are available now from Fat Quarter Shop and Hawthorne Threads, as well as other local and online quilt shops.
Tell us in the comments below: How are you enjoying working with the new Super Sidekick ruler to make your Gravity blocks? Have you viewed the Super Sidekick video tutorial yet?
Remember to share your photos on social media with the #GravityQuilt tag & have fun!

© Blog post written by Julie Herman
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Maggie said...

I hope you had this set up to publish automatically instead of spending your honeymoon writing blog posts ;-) Thank you for sharing these posts for the colors. It's very helpful for me as I'm receiving my blocks as a group of colors each month instead of the layer cakes of fabrics. It helps me feel so much more organized!

Have an absolutely lovely honeymoon!! Congratulations!!!

NANCY K said...

Thank you for thus post! I received my kit from the Fatquartershop last week. I'll watch the video on using the ruler before starting.

Karen said...

I'm with Maggie--what were you doing up at 6 this morning!? I hope you two are enjoying the calm after the "storm" of a wedding and all that goes with it! And I love your fingernails!

Wasie said...

Love the Super Sidekick ruler! It makes cutting out the shapes so quick! I now have blocks 1 & 2 completed. Looking forward to number 3!