December 4, 2013

Quick Quilt -WIP

I was quilting away on some hemispheres when  mil called and said that there was a local crafty sale going on in a couple weeks. She thought the guild was going to be involved and member could sell.  So,I put the brakes on everything and  googled quick quilts.  That's where I saw Amy Smarts quilt pinwheel tutorial here. It was just what I needed. 

These are 6 inch finished blocks. I used 1/2 yard of 7 fabrics. I have enough left for stashing and binding.  The finished size is 48x60. A nice throw/lap quilt.

Day 1
 
 I thought that these sweet little fabrics would be cute in this pattern.

 Day 2 Starting to shape up. Feeling the progress.
 
Day 3 I had them all up and started sewing them  into pairs. I decided on day three that this design wall isn't for me.  I am gong to have to get some batting for a design wall where it can stick without pins. Lesson learned.
 
Day4
I thought I had them all laid out and was one seam away from being done. Then, uh oh, two sets were touching. Which you can see in the picture above, it's in the lover half of the quilt.  I had to do minor surgery. No big deal though. I used the new clover seam ripper. (It's ok, but I still love the mini.) Hubby says, I love to unsew. ;)

 
This is the end of day 4.It's about to be on the frame I am preparing the back. I am going to use the leftover strips for scrappy binding. It will be my first one. Yay!  

Now that I worked so hard to get it done, I find out that the guild isn't going to be letting member's sell. ::Sigh::   Well, I can get back to the regularly scheduled quilty program. Christmas is coming!  Blog at ya later.

 

Linking up with Lee
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
 

26 comments

  1. Sometimes I think we forget how a quick simple design can be so effective. Those pinwheels have a lot of movement (and will surely catch someone's eye in the booth).

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  2. Oy vey after all that and then you can't bring the quilt in....geesh:( Well maybe you can use it for something else? I like the way it turned out!

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    1. I know right? I'll put it in my shop and see what happens. Thank you.

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  3. I'm a little bit infatuated with this block. It's on my to do list. Your version is lovely!

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    1. Thank you! It was easy to put together.

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  4. Love that quilt. Seems like you did find a quick one.

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    1. I may have to make another one with the dark background. It was super quick.

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  5. This looks fab and your getting along with it really quickly :)

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    1. It truly is coming along quick. That makes me happy!

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  6. Very pretty blocks, I love the pattern and the soft colors.

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  7. Bummer on the guild's decision, however your quilt top looks great! I really love the colors, they are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you. I am mostly upset that I strayed from my regularly scheduled program. I am coming up on the Q4 dadline, but I got this in return. It was nice to get something done in a week though.

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  8. I'm cooking on a deadline now too, and it seems the forwarder I try to go, the behinder I get! Glad to know someone else experiences this part of the universe.

    I love the quilt, and yes, when you get yourself a pin wall, it really opens up a new universe of fun. Can't wait for you!

    Elizabeth E.
    opquilt.com

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    1. I am in the behinder side for sure. I totally went off board with this one, but it is cute, and I love it too. Hopefully, I can quilt it today. Crossing fingers, no issues.

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  9. Looks pretty. I like the fabric combo you picked.

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    1. Thank you! Although, it makes making a scrappy quilt hard because they are not all the same style. I think that they did ok, and mostly they are from the same line. I just popped in two from another. Hopefully, I can get it quilted today.

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  10. Very pretty and I love the movement! Sorry about the guild. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

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    1. I hope to have a great Christmas, and I hope you have a good one too. I hope to knock out these wips. . I have it on the frame right now. This is my fav part. I should see you this weekend. I am going to probably catch a ride out there.

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  11. Bummer that you can't sell it, but it looks great!

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    1. I can hold onto it and sell it later. It's very cute. If I didn't have so many quilts, I would keep it for sure!

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