Friday, November 13, 2009

Lazy gal Finn gets busy....

and it's about time, isn't it?? *VBS* Yup, I think so too! Two more of my loot from the birthday shopping trip to Mill Ends. I had a coupon for 60% off one regular priced, on the bolt, item. I chose the salmon colored flannel. It's $5- a yard regular. I bought 6 yards for $15- vs. $30- without the coupon. The frog flannel is for a couple of christmas pillowcases I had to pay full price for it, but I only got 2 yards. That's two pillowcases and scraps *VBS* Oh yes, the fabric is being displayed on Ebby's playground. Some of her favorite toys there...a pull ring milk tab, her mice and the brown thing is a moose, and a narrow strip of fabric, perfect for dragging across the floor.
 Betsy and I began a block exchange a few years back. We each made up these hourglass blocks from 5" squares of fabric. Since 2 squares yields 2 hourglass, we kept one and swapped the other. It's been, maybe, 5 years ago? Too long, at any rate. We've both lost interest, and yesterday I began sizing them to a uniform size. I let Betsy know I was doing this, just so she knew. She doesn't even remember where hers are...LOL I'll bet she goes looking for them. When I'm done sizing, I'll sew them into what they turn our to be...*VBS*
 As with this quilt, which went to a 3 yr old boy in our area, and the quilt below, I think the hourglass top will probably have a very similar 'flavor'. Both Betsy and I used a lot of orange, lime green and other bright colors.
 This Aurora quilt, which strangely enough, went to the same little boy... has that same flavor. I think I see a pattern here...LOL
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17 comments:

Amelia said...

Quilts are so colorful...your new fabric looks great..you will have fun with both of them

Magpie Sue said...

Hey Finn! You made some great purchases at Mill Ends. Lucky score on the American Girl doll too. I've never seen one in a thrift shop yet (and I don't do ebay, except to look a little).

I've realized recently that Reilly doesn't play as much as he/we used to either. I also hold myself responsible... at least in part. Inevitably he wants to play when I want to sew!

*karendianne. said...

I love the taste of these hourglass blocks!

Mrs Moen said...

I love all those bright colours! It's great finding old blocks and put them to use:-)

jovaliquilts said...

What delightful quilts these make! Happy, fun, bright!

scrappy quilter said...

I too love the bright colors in the quilts. Perfect for little boys. Great job on the material you bought. Hugs..

True Blue Nana said...

Wow! I love everything you have done. I love the bow tie quilt. I really like the green. Great job!!

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Finn, I love the frog fabric you have bought.....also your bow tie quilt with the green sashing...Warm Regards Lyn

em's scrapbag said...

Love all the fun bright colors. BTW I've finished my last two projects. Thanks for the motivation. Maybe I should have aimed higher.

Miri said...

Adorable fabric choices! and a great deal!

Lucky little boy! :)

ROZ said...

love those bow ties, and the green background

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love the brights.... and I have finished three things. One topper... one baby quilt...and piecing my x block quilt. Posted photos of the x block...but am waiting for photos to be emailed as forgot to take before they were gifted.

Myra said...

Great fabrics!
Wonderful bow-tie quilt Finn, and love the brightness of the Aurora quilt too!
Carry on with your finishes nice lady!! You are on a roll.... 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Magpie Sue said...

Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

Meggie said...

I love seeing these scrappy quilts. So satisfying.

Granny Lyn said...

What a lucky little boy to get TWO "Finn Quilts" you know I'm loving that scrappy goodness!

I also have finished two more projects for the challenge...yay me! I have not been stitching much lately, so yesterday I got in the sewing room and zoomed!!

Mrs Moen said...

Hi Finn!
I just wanted to let you know I have finshed my 4th UFO on my challenge list.