Heading to My Very Own Blanket tomorrow for the last time this summer, and will be able to turn in 11 more quilt tops, making my total this summer 53.
Monday, August 1, 2011
In going through my fabric this summer, I really tried to look critically at what I had. Conversation prints that were difficult to work into quilts were used first. It was interesting to see fabrics that I had bought, oh, ten years ago and never had used-- I was extremely fond of the Judie Rothermel Little Boy Blue fabric, for instance. I had it in both the pink and the green. The watermelon fabric has shown up a lot-- I bought three yards of it and couldn't begin to tell you why. The bumblebees were a nice sized print, but the color was hard to work with. Luckily, it used up the last of the caution tape yellow solid fabric that had seemed like a good idea at some point.
Found this in a baby quilt pattern book. The colors worked out okay (the white has cherries with green stems), but the blocks seem huge. The center square is 3 and a half inches. The upside to this quilt is that the strip piecing made it go very quickly.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Had loads of this butterfly fabric that someone gave me. To get a variety of colors in the plain blocks, I did enough for FOUR of these! I only had one block left over. Pretty good.
Another Around the World. The tree fabric on the border was copyright 1994. That piece is gone now!
Random nine patch blocks that I had in a baggie. This turned out pretty well,
especially since the beige fabric was one I was having trouble using.
Someone gave me some dog print fabric that is very nice, but on such a large scale that a 6" block is the smallest I felt that I could cut and still be able to see the pattern. It also is very busy, so I went with very plain fabrics, so here are variations in blue, green, and red!
Saturday, July 9, 2011
The Easter fabric was fun to use, and playing with the colors in the print was the best part. The sashed squares are so easy to do, but look nice, and the triangles were something I had cut and left in the UFO pile because I couldn't remember what I was doing with them!