Thursday, February 18, 2010

Quilt Along-Week 3 Done!

Although they are on week 4. I'll catch up!

So, I went from this:

To this: That's Jazzy helping me lay out my strips.

To This!

I should get caught up this weekend. At first I wasn't sure I liked this pattern but I really like it now. I have quite a bit of Christmas fabric from various projects that never got done. I think this is a great pattern to use up some of that fabric. Wouldn't this make a great Christmas quilt? Thanks Randi for the quilt-a-long!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Double sided quilt?

I made this great quilt. Here's the front:

Here's the back:

Here is the finished product:

I think I like the back as much as the front, that's why I called it double sided. It didn't take long to piece together, the front or the back. It spent more time here than it took to put it together. I believe I had it almost done by Christmas but got zero done in January.

The pattern is the Me and My Sister Designs "10 Cents- a 10 inch square friendly quilt". I added a 6" border around it. I purchased the pattern and all the fabric at my local quilt store. I believe the fabric line is from Blank Textiles, Inc. (or that is what the only selvege I have left has on it). This is the fabric I purchased on Black Friday when I refused to wait over 2 hours to get fabric cut at Joanne's. It was 20% off and I had the store clerks attention almost the entire time I was in the store. She helped me pick out fabric and calculate how much I would need. I asked her to cut extra (as is my habit, you never know when you might want to make pillow cases or something), and I ended up with enough to make the entire back.

I think this quilt turned out pretty nice but if I could do it over I would add a 3" inner boarder in the same fabric as the binding, then add the boarder that I did. I don't have a design wall and had to lay it out on the floor. Given the animal traffic around here I couldn't leave it there for long and I didn't realize I had triangles from the same fabric as the border on the outside. That's ok though, I still think it's a pretty great quilt.

On the Road To Spring quilt along

I have joined Randi's "on the road to spring" quilt along over at i have to say.... She has a great site and etsy shop and is kind enough to be doing a quilt along with great instructions.

Here is the fabric I chose:

Here are my 100 rectangles and 100 squares:

There is a fair amount of fabric left over so I think I will be able to piece a great backing. Either that or I may cut more squares and rectangles and make a bigger quilt.

Finished auction quilt

Although it never went to auction. Here's the finished product. I should have taken a picture of it on our couch, because that is where it has been residing.

Here's a picture with the backing. A very "fall" quilt.