Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Tuesday Tidbits...

from The Land of Finn *VBS* It's my Hourglass quilt making the headlines today. It's finished!Its folded in quarters for the picture. Its a 50 X 70" quilt. This one has been an ongoing project for about a year. Meaning that when I am cutting scraps, I cut a 6" square and put it in this projects box. I split it, match it up with some other quarter square and made a hourglass block. Trimmed, each one is 5" after sewing. It's an odd size I know, but it worked with my scraps. This is completely a "utility quilt". Its all scrap including the batting.
 And the awesome backing. Individually these fabrics were languishing in my stash. Together they serve a purpose. I quite pleased with it....anyone can make a boring backing, right?
 I hadn't planned on sticking that awful fish fabric in here,but worked and now it's all gone!! It was a 'pass along' from some quilters sister.
 And last, but not least, the beginning of a new project It will put my UFO fever on "hold" for a bit. A friend of DD#1 is expecting in October and a baby quilt was requested. I'm happy to obligated since she does so much for me. I'm shooting for 20 blocks set with lattice, so it shouldn't take me too long. I hope all of you are having some happy sewing time and sun shiny weather!!
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8 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

what a great idea to cut an extra block for a scrap quit when you're working on something else... May have to "steal" that one :-)

em's scrapbag said...

I love your scrappy back. I have never done one that scappy. I'm going to have to give it a try. I've finished all the dutchmen's puzzle blocks hope to have them sewn on today.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Your hourglass quilt is awesome. Great way to use up 6' scraps. Good to use up even more scraps for bacing

Paula said...

You know, I have some interesting fabrics like your fish fabric. I think I could use it up for backing too. I'm not normally that adventurous, but I'm thinking I'll have to try it! Thanks for the great idea.

dee said...

You've become such a pro at this. I could recognize a Finn quilt anywhere. Amazing!
Nice use of the tomato fabric...bright and happy. Glad the baptism went well. She's very sweet looking.

Sara said...

The hourglasses are great! And the fish fabric is just great!

meggie said...

Well done on your finish!
It is sunny here, but I am not enjoying it as I should. Health- or not!

MYRA said...

Ooooo you are on a roll! Hourglass looks great, and the backing will make a good conversation piece! 8-)
Always another baby quilt to make....
Happy stitchings!