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I made a small quilt top from a pattern that Ellen used at the retreat called Scooch Over by Maple Islands Quilts. Went together quickly. The finished blocks are 12 x 18. I wish the blue had been lighter or that I had used a gold for the light and the blue for the dark. Oh well, it is still pretty and I have lots more of the focus fabric. What do you think about a narrow border in gold?
I like the blue and brown. Can you do narrow border in gold and then a final border in brown. That pattern looks like a great way to use focus fabric.
Today I finished my quilt top that I sarcastically named my "2020 House Arrest Quilt". I have an appointment for a hair cut, another appointment for a dental cleaning and the local Panera Bread is open for business so I feel as though life will slowly begin get back to normal around here pretty soon. (Of course wearing a mask to get a haircut is not exactly "normal" but it's a step in the right direction .... )
Anyhow, here's a photo of something that could become a very colorful 48" x 68" picnic blanket someday, once I get the backing pieced. I took the top outside and spread it on the grass in the front yard under the shade of our ash tree to take the photo and to give the top the idea that it will become an out door blanket some day.
The colorful dots fabric on the right in the photo happens to be in three pieces right now;; those have to be pressed and stitched into one big piece before they can be loaded on Lily Aurora to serve as a backing.
very colorful! just right for a picnic blanket.
lay top on the gold fabric to see what it will look like.
I bet it will perk up the quilt a lot!
Judy that looks like a fun quilt to lay out in a grassy park and have a little picnic.
What about a small gold border and then a border of the focus fabric? That might lighten your darks...or draw your eye away from them. Lay it out and see....
That will be fun to use outdoors!
Judy, I love your house arrest picnic blanket! You know that scrappy is my favorite and that one is a true scrap buster. And the backing is very cheerful as well. Today in Illinois it is too hot for this old lady to sit outside even in the shade. Each year I dislike the heat more and more.
Well, aren't you lucky to be able to go for a haircut. A few things may slowly open up here, but with our governor being such an idiot, I doubt it. You have probably read about him. I lost track of how many Illinois governors have ended up in prison. Most of us downstate think that Chicago and its politics should just become its own state don't make the rural communities pay for all their problems. Sorry--rant over.
So, what will be your next project when this beauty gets quilted?
While I had the AccuQuilt GO contraption out so I could cut the various squares I needed for the "Color Mash-up" bit of folly I started cutting some of my many off-white scraps into 1.5" strips. Then I dug into novelty scraps and other scrap bins and cut those into 1.5" strips as well. I'm well on my way into happily making ten inch diagonally pieced squares.
Just more mindless piecing which I find very relaxing while I ignore the heat wave outside. It seems we have gone from a very short cool and rainy spring to blistering summer overnight. Same thing probably happened in your neck of the woods.