Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Week Three

I am so much enjoying this 52 week challenge, and feel pretty good to have actually finished something 3 weeks in a row - thanks, Kym!

I always say there is nothing like a little positive attention to get a person going, and the nice comments on my leftover triangle quilt really inspired me to go ahead and finish that up. After laying out all of my blocks and fussing over what was too close to what for a good while I just piled them all up and started to sew pairs. I knew I had an odd number of columns so I saved out 6 single blocks for that and just started sewing. If I didn't like two together, I just grabbed the next one and kept sewing. After I had the pairs done I sewed those into 4 patches. Then I started the laying out process once again and it was much easier - just six of the 4 patches, then the six singles, so a lot fewer choices to make!

After getting the blocks together and the border on it was tempting to just fold it up and put it in the drawer with all the other UFO's, but then I realized that this would be the perfect project to finish up for the 52 week challenge! Plus that, it gives me another frugal quilting topic for later this week - but you will have to wait for the details on that one :)

I decided to just do a meander all over this as the quilt is so busy that the quilting itself doesn't really show. I chose a dark blue thread, and in an afternoon had a finished quilt to show - pretty nice! One of my favorite things is that everything for this quilt came out of my stash - no running to the quilt shop for anything at all. I will be adding this beauty to my Etsy shop later today, think I will call it Waste Not, Want Not! Thanks for the encouragement to finish this up!

Yours in Scraps!



FabricFascination said...

Perfect name for your quilt, (which is very cute). I love that kind of project where you don't have to think too hard and can just enjoy sewing.

And how great is it that you could whittle down your stash at the same time.

Jan said...

Such a nice quilt. Good work.

Brenda Salzano said...

The colors are very american! USA!! One of my fav colors is blue, and this is gorgeous. Nice for any chair, or bed or wall decor!!

Pam D said...

Quilters amaze me. :-)

Rose said...

Great quilt! I don't think I could finish one in a week though!