Festival Quilt Finish

This is my major charitable quilt for the year. It is based on donated fabric from Riley Blake and a modified pattern and will go to the annual Festival of Trees in December.

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I like the pieced binding and the back.

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I don’t have to love a quilt to know that someone will love it.

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It will warm the heart and body of a child, surely.

 

Seeing Stars: Modified Blocks

I caught up on the “curvy” blocks by not doing them curvy.

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See, I knew that there was little chance I could complete 28 applique blocks and there needed to be some connection in the quilt.

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So, (ta-dah!) I have started on these little blocks that mirror the center of the modified curvy blocks.

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Thanks to Melissa for the Seeing Stars Quiltalong.  Even though I have changed a few things, I have found it most inspiring.

Seeing Stars: (Non)Improv Blocks And Basic Blocks

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I wasn’t feeling very “improv” myself, I guess, but the Improv Blocks came out as Basic Blocks.  Maybe I should have varied the centers somehow?   But, at least they are done.

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And the Basic Blocks, too.

Nearly caught up and looking forward to next week’s final release of the Seeing Stars Quiltalong.

Small Someday #7: Orphan Blocks

In a bag of hand-me-down fabric there were these 7 blocks.  Hmmmm….similar color scheme…all 8″ blocks…Surely there is a quilted object in there somewhere?!

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One obvious choice would have been potholders, but I didn’t want to make those.

Then, at a garage sale, these were in the FREE pile. Just two of them and nothing else.

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Hmmmm…similar color scheme…12″ blocks…that will give me NINE total…I might have something here.
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I switched out the blue 9-patch centers in the new blocks for red to help things start to blend together.

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Currently experimenting with color, layout, and borders.

I can tell already that the piecing will not be perfect, because the blocks aren’t.  But I might be able to make something pretty that will keep someone warm.  And, I might learn a little something and gain experience in the meantime.

It could be worse.

Festival Top Finished

My quilt for the Festival of Trees is now a finished top.

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It is a challenge to work with fabric that you might not have chosen given a choice, but, hopefully, this works well enough.

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It is based on the Layer Cake Coin Quilt from shequiltsalot.com

 

With school starting, it will be a while before I can get it quilted, but it isn’t due until November, so I should be fine.