Saturday, July 14, 2007

Quickie Post!




Thanks so much for all the encouragment on my "wrong" (or different) spinning blocks!

I ended up setting the blocks as is, bordering them with leftover plaids...and will use the remaining blocks in a completely different quilt.I want to toy with different lay outs, maybe add a different design element and see what it looks like.

This turned out to be a good twin size...and it will be a nice lay on the couch size too. I'm happy with it!

You can tell from the close up pics that I used a lot of OLD lights in this quilt. There are cutesy hearts and chickens and music notes and a whole variety of old old calico prints as well as all the plaids.

Some of these fabrics are at least 20 years old!

All the light 2.5" squares for the digaonal corners came from the 2.5" square bin, and because I double sewed all the corners, I now have a gadzillion little 1/2 square triangles to square up and sew into some cute little blocks down the road.

I'm off to work...got massage clients lined up til about 4pm this afternoon.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Bonnie

21 comments:

Screen Door said...

I think this is my favorite quilt of yours. I just love it...The patchwork and the stars, even the scrappy border. This quilt was just meant to keep someone warm...

Lynn Dykstra said...

It works! I love the use of plaids.

atet said...

It looks great! And I love the twin/large couch sized quilts!

T said...

I love it! The border is awesome!

Tracy in Virginia

Quilting Pirate said...

WOW you are FAST!! :D It looks GREAT!!

GRACE said...

bonnie, another beautiful quilt...sounds like you keeping busy for sure...the other day found a piece left over from my DD's very first dress at age 3 weeks, and she is now 33! once a fabriholic, always a fabriholic i guess...

Tazzie said...

Another wonderful quilt Bonnie, you do such amazing work, and so fast! How fun to have used up some of the oldies from the stash, isn't it amazing how we fall out of love with fabrics after a time.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Leanne said...

Looks great Bonnie, beautiful work as always! I'd love to know if you have a quick technique for squaring up all those leftover triangles - I have a pile of my own!

Dawn said...

Bonnie it is wonderful! I really like it!

anne bebbington said...

Brilliant - I really love this pattern - have done since I first discovered your quilt website nut I must admit I had my doubts when I saw the blocks on their own. However I should have trusted you because altogether the plaids make it the most gorgeous version yet of this pattern - another winner Yay!!!

Mary said...

It looks great Bonnie.

I was at the HeartStrings WI/MN sew-in yesterday and the discussion of how old our stashes are came up. I've been quilting for less than 7 years and never sewed before that so my stash is fairly *young* compared to others.

Charissa said...

I'm not usually a plaid-y person but this quit is just gorgeous, begging to be snuggled under.I like the orange and turquoise bits in the border. They add a nice spark.

Sandra said...

Wow! You have lots of plaids - I never realised there were so many LOL. I love everything about this quilt and look forward to seeing what you do with the 'wrong' blocks.

EileenKNY said...

I love your work,Bonnie. How do you thinkyou're going to quilt it?
I wish you could come to my guild in NY and do your trunk show/lecture :(

Helen in the UK said...

Beautiful. Your use of colour/fabric is impecable as always :)

Shelina said...

You did a wonderful job Bonnie. This looks great! A wonderful way to use your old scraps.

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Bonnie:

Love the quilt! It turned out beautiful. I recognize some of the fabrics in your blocks when I clicked on the picture to see a closer up view! I have some of them in my stash too LOL. I've been 'saving' those leftover triangles too. I sew them together using them as leader/enders and trim them with Eleanor Burn's ruler...the one you trim before opening up the triangles. Works great...only one side to trim.

Jacqui in Canada

YankeeQuilter said...

I think we all have some of these old heart fabrics hiding in our sewing rooms! Love how this one came out...as always!

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LaTeaDah

Nancy said...

I love your scrap quilt! You inspired me to have a closer look at my scraps.

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