Saturday, April 05, 2008

WIP and other confusions in my life....

Nothing like a sunny Saturday in April *VBS* Our first, of this still new year. And tomorrow is my middle sister's birthday...A big Happy Birthday to you Katie-Did! Don't ask what she did, I won't tell *VBS* I won't tell what she 'didn't either.  A couple of weeks back, my sweet friend Julie, at JulieQ Quilts, asked us what our oldest UFO was. I bravely stepped up and showed the assorted blocks of my Indian Hatchet(with the tea dye background). I know that pattern as Paths To Piece, and began the quilt years ago after making one square as a President's block for our guild leader. Needless to say, I didn't finish enough for a whole quilt.
After showing them, I debated with myself, but found NO desire to complete it as a quilt. It then became the foundation of a new Orphan Train Quilt. I've pulled out other odds and ends, and some donatated blocks and bits. This is where it's at so far. I've got the 60" length, and am working my way across to achieve the 40" width for WTIL.
It dictated to me early on that any "white" or "very light" background was NOT going to work....and I'm listening, for a change.
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Katie said...

Just what I needed. I pulled out my orphans and so want to finish something. Just make rows either 40 or 60 inches. How simple is that. Yours looks great. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

That's going to have so much interst in it, can't wait to see it.
Love the blog layout, all looks very swish! Tracey

Elaine Adair said...

Wow Finn, the first thing I thought of was a ROW quilt, instead of vertical. With some kind of 'light' between the rows.

Murky day there!

julieQ said...

You are making such great progress! Too bad I am not making any progress at all on my oldest UFO!!!


meggie said...

I have to say, those look great!
Hugs Finn, & thankyou for encouraging remarks on mine!!
Hugs & many kissesXXXXX

atet said...

What a great start for the next orphan train leaving the station! It's hard to listen to the quilt sometimes isn't it?!? But -- the rewards when you do!

Granny Lyn said...

I don't know how you do it,
you have perfected the "scrappy look" and I'm sure I could have the same blocks and it would look soooooooo wrong. How do you make it work?

teach me that?

tee hee
(didja miss me?)