Twin Pint Size Finish

The twin Pint Size quilts are finished.

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The “boy” version has scraps of green, yellow, red and brown.

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The “girl” version is green, yellow, pink and purple.

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It was an interesting challenge to use the same backing fabric for both and yet make them distinct.

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They will be delivered by Husband to his work in the near future.

If you are worried, “Will I like scrappy, or will it just be chaotic?” consider starting with a backing fabric you love.  Pick colors that stand out to you and then select pieces that match-but-not-too-closely.  If you look at these quilts you will see a wide range of each color, but they do coordinate.  The variety provides interest and texture only possible with scrappy fabrics.  And it really does work!

Show and Tell

Faithful WeddingDressBlue readers are at it again–creating beautiful versions of the TUTORIALS you find here.

This one is by CraftyCreek for Hands 2 Help.  Just a leftover jellyroll, but with happy results.  Notice the detail on the quilting.

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SewYummy turned a Film at Five into a Cinema at Seven…it is a BIG quilt.

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Here is Paula’s Fading Charms quilt.  Makes me want to build another one myself!

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Vicki also finished a version of Fading Charms, partially with charms I sent her.  That makes it extra special to me, too.

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Yvonne and a group of her quilting friends created ‘Film At Five’ as the ‘Chairmans Challenge’ at Malvern Quilters in Worcestershire England.  It is being raffled off and the proceeds donated to charity.  I wish them the best of luck and even more wish I could be there to see it in person (just a little selfish, but true).

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Maria shared this inspired-by-WeddingDressBlue quilt.  She used t-shirt jersey for the backing.  Won’t that be cozy-warm?!

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Lynn finished her Calico Rose.  She added an extra special border and used a lovely blue background fabric.

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Suzie also finished a Calico Rose quilt.  She called her version Blue Carolina.  She entered her very first quilt show with it and won Honorable Mention.  Quilts look good wearing ribbons!

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Mattie made a version of Hundred Hugs that she called Hundred Kisses. It was for her own baby girl named Caroline.

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Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful things you have made using WeddingDressBlue design as your inspiration.  I just love seeing all you do.  It inspires me.

 

Do Two Pints Make A Quart?

In crazy American units of measure two cups make a pint, and two pints make a quart…and four quarts make a gallon.  It makes sense to us, but to persons accustomed to metric measurements it can be quite a mystery.  At any rate, and by any measure, I am pleased with these twin Pint Size tops.  Whether they add up to a quart or not, I do hope they add up to pleased parents who have quilts to match those two cute babies.

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The tops have two shared colors–yellow and green–and two different colors–one with red and brown and the other with pink and purple.

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It always surprises me how different colors work together.  All the colors, though, coordinate to the backing fabric.

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My goal is to get the tops basted and quilted this week. One step closer to a finish and delivery.

Howard’s Pillow

Howard’s Pillow was finished Monday night thanks to our latest snowstorm.  Evening plans were cancelled and I was able to sneak in a little sewing time.

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This pillow is for a fellow teacher who is retiring this year.  He wanted a quilt and described what he was looking for.  I offered him the Leftovers quilt finished a while back.  Oh, that was just right, but could he get a larger pillow to do with it.

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The pillow is based on a ModaBakeShop tutorial (http://www.modabakeshop.com/2015/06/falling-rainbow-pillow-cover.html).  It will be delivered soon (depending on weather conditions).  I hope he likes it as much as the quilt.