Thursday, February 14, 2008

Theirs, Mine and the Real Deal....

I'm flunking the WIP Wednesday, enough political ads already! Here's what is happening in my corner of the world.This is the broken dishes quilt in the Prairie Children and Their Quilts book that I showed last Thursday.
And here is my freshly completed top minus borders. They will be auditioned this afternoon. It seemed like alot of cutting, the need for 48 of the scrappy HST's....but I stuck to it and even made extra. I'm quite pleased with how it looks and the fabrics I chose. Some of the scraps I used are from the 1980's and a reproduction line of Museum prints from that era.
And since I'm lucky enough to have found this Orphan block of broken dishes, and quilted it up as a square, I had a good reference of how scrappy this project could actually be and look authentic. What do you think? Do you like what I did?
I'm going to get the borders on, and then hand quilt it. I think a simple cross hatching through the centers, diagonally. I enjoyed it so much, I've selected the Bear Paw as my next little quilt from that book...the colors are richer...hurray for that!!!

25 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

I like it especially your quilting plan - cross hatching.

Katie said...

I like it, yes, I really like it! Bear Paws, huh. Not Ebby paws? LOL

meggie said...

I like the quilt top. I love the little one, with the red & the hearts in the quilting.

Chookyblue...... said...

love this pattern........looking good Finn

Perry said...

Hi, Finn. These are the cutest things. Aren't scraps wonderful? I do like the quilting you did on the one block. Really cute. I keep giving my scraps away to the mother of the little girl I gave my sewing machine to. Happy Valentine's Day!

Libby said...

Oh boy do I love those broken dishes *S* I have been slacking of late in working my way through the Prairie Children book . . . I really want to make each little quilt because they are so dear. Thanks for reminding me to get back to work *s* Happy Valentine's Day!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Oh YES, I love it. Such a wonderful lil' treasure!

loulee1 said...

It's a great wee top, very pretty.

Pam said...

I do like what you did!! I think the Broken Dishes pattern lends itself so nicely to that older fabric. And you have chosen some really great colours for the quilt.

It is amazing though how much cutting a scrap quilt requires -LOL

Tracey in CT said...

The little quilts look very nice! I'm going to be interesed to see what you choose for borders.

Granny Lyn said...

I just love these little treasures, scrappy and sweet...just like me *S*
thanks for sharing
lyn

KCQuilter said...

Oh, your little quilts are adorable---isn't that Prairie Children book just the best?? And I do so love your fabric strip crocheted rugs. They are so warm and cozy.

Barbara C said...

Your colors are lovely. I've always been drawn to the broken dishes pattern, and yours is really nice.

I also love your crocheted rug. Two excellent scrap projects!

cher said...

I always love what you do Finn-no question about it-it's charming. Nice to work on a small level. sweet heart quilting on that one block!

Lucy said...

Love these broken dishes so much!!!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Very nice. I do love scrappy quilts the best. I wonder if I'll ever make a more ordered quilt? I wouldn't mind a 2 colour quilt like red and white. I've 'sort of' commited to making a green and white pine tree quilt for my Mum, but I haven't bought the fabric yet.

Greenmare said...

Oh I love your broken dishes! and the 4 patch with half square triangles, I've been trying to figure out what to do with all my 4 patch leader and enders, this might be the one! Your cat would would not mingle looks just EXACTLY like our black cat. He mingles, bu ton his own terms. He is not what you call a lap cat, but he is pretty entertaining.

Greenmare said...

Oh AND, I forgot to ask, do you have some kind of directions for your crocheted rugs? I want to do that, but I'm clueless.

Nana B said...

Finn, I enjoy your site so much, I love your scrappy quilts and have jumped to many other blogs from here. So I now tag you, your it. This is the one where you have to list the rules and then tell us 7 things about you that might not have made it to any of your posts. You need to go to my blog and get the rules and please continue. See you again soon. Mary of NanaB

Marcie said...

Hi Finn, I love what you have done with the broken dishes. I have that book and it is darling. Stay warm!

Susan said...

Love the broken dishes, so colorful! I hope you don't mind, I quoted the master quilter Finn on my post today. Have a good one, keep warm.

julieQ said...

Love your broken dishes beauty. Hope you are doing well up there in the cold!!

Teresa said...

Hi..my first time around on this blogring. I just bought that book on the prairie doll quilts and seeing your pics makes me want to get started and make one. Great job!

Kim said...

So pretty, I just love you picked broken dishes for your blocks. I'm making a Vet quilt with r/w or b/w blocks of broken dishes. Hopefully I'll have a top this week to post .

Dawn said...

Oh your broken dishes is wonderful! I'm taking a class to make that quilt next month from the author! I can't wait!