Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Finished Quilt Top!

The last time I saw this quilt, it was in pieces on Janet's design wall.  She sent this photo today with the title, "I finished it!"


This quilt is made from a variety of Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  Janet does beautiful work!  You would think I would be motivated to work on one of my own.  Instead, I'm going to watch the Colts play football.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Sister Challenge Part 2

My twelve blocks are finished!  They measure 14" by 15". It turned out that I didn't need to add any other fabrics.  I did have to use some of the lights as darks, but since my choices were pretty random, it didn't seem to make a lot of difference.  The block is a Court House Steps variation.  It is rectangular instead of square.  I have to admit that I initially thought some of the design combinations in the fabric clashed.  Here are the blocks laid out on my bed.

I used a bright red fabric for the center of each block for consistency.  I was organizing (I use that term loosely) my stash and found 2 yards of a bright red batik for the sashing.  Here is a glimpse:

I like it!
This picture shows the difference in the look of the blocks with red sashing vs white sashing (my bedspread).

Red Wins!
Do you remember the robots and owls from my first post?  They are in there. 

Not overly obvious from a distance.

Take a closer look

Owls and robots make me smile.

If I'm lucky, I'll be able to cut out the sashing and do some sewing today.  I have to admit that the fabric selection was a real challenge.  I decided not to worry too much about the different fabrics sitting next to each other.  I think I was able to make each block without repeating a fabric in any individual block.  The red is going to tie it all together.

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