Monday, December 13, 2010

A blizzard and a finish...

 We have 20" of fresh cold snow since Friday night, but that's another story. I'd rather talk about another UFO finished up!!! I machine quilted this donation size strippy last week, and got the binding finished up over the weekend.
 It was a great time to be under a quilt with 35-40 mph winds whipping snow all about. I found this 2 yd piece of dragonfly fabric in my stash and used up all but 3 2.5" strips of it! Hurray for 2 yards used!
 Last time you saw this it was a pile of blocks. I made the dozen or so I still needed and got it together into another Kitchen Sink ala Gypsy Quilter. I'm attempting to use up some of the blacks/ bright. I have alot of FQs in that combination, a bright print on a black background. There are less now. The polka dot border is a Jan Mullen fabric and seemed perfect for border and binding. Still need a backing.
 
Off and on all week, I played with Orphan blocks. There are at least 7 quilts started using them, and I made progress on all of them. And I gave myself some playtime with odds and ends. Having Tonya's book kick off on the 7th, stimulated me to think about IMPROV...not something I think about much. It probably happens automatically when working on Orphan Quilts, but this time I took a bin of scrap, odds and ends and weird bits. I tried not to think too much, but sew them together where they seem to fit. It's falling in to the "ok" but not sure about it category. I'm think that the part rows of little 4 patches is making it look to "divided"...what do you think?
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11 comments:

Dolores said...

I agree with you. It looks like you really got your mojo back. I'm so glad and I'm sure the recipients of all your creativity are glad too. Wonderful!

AnnieO said...

That's a very satisfying storm of work happening, Finn! Very happy quilts, too.

That four patch part is a bit distracting, I agree.

Chris said...

I have to agree that the row of 4-patches makes it look divided. I thought, when I first looked, that you were working on two quilts!

Otherwise, I love the improvisation. I want to try some of that in the coming year.

Scrappy quilter said...

I agree, you got a lot of work done. Sometimes it's worth have snowstorms. Hugs

Gypsy Quilter said...

Woo hooo, another finish. The dividing squares look great, gives it balance, keep going!

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

that strippy quilt looks so dressy with all the connecting ends on a 45 degree angle. Very nice job!

Magpie Sue said...

You just need more four patches! They can run down the side and tie everything together.

You got a lot done during the snowstorm. Better than most folks I would guess! :- )

Purple Pam said...

The four patches make your blocks look like they are sashing between the blocks. I like it, but yes, you asked if it looks like they are divided. I would rather think that they have been sashed.

Dionne said...

I love how you've connected your stippy quilt!
Cheers,
Dionne

Lyn said...

Hello Finn, you have achieved so much....love your strippy quilt..Hugs Lyn

Linda_J said...

What fun scrappy quilts!

You may be interested in seeing my Christmas Patience corner top. Norma pulled hers out to complete this month and I know she got her inspiration from you. VBG. I cut one out sometime after she started hers---well over a year ago. We decided it was time so I finally got around to piecing MY version. Still needs borders but I need to go thru the stash to see what I have on hand first.