Sunshine Quilts

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Two Stash Quilts

It's Bonnie's Happy Scrappy Houses! But, I made mine 13" so they'd go faster. I had planned to not use sashing but then I thought it needed sashing. They are so fun to make. All of the fabric came from the stash. Is it too wild to donate to the tornado victims? Be honest! I'm going to bind it with a wide (maybe 3" cut) red binding. I have probably 10 more house blocks but I ran out of the black whacky check fabric and, since the goal is to use the stash, I'm not buying more but I do love black and white fabrics. I'll find something else and make another one of these. Notice: All my houses have purple front doors! It's my neighborhood and I can build all the houses the way *I* want them! :) This one may not be finished. I had most of these blocks put together so last night I set them but I feel like it needs a border and maybe another row of blocks. I think I want it to be bigger but . . I'm out of the white on white. I should have not set them and I could have mixed in some other WOW's but I didn't and all these have the same WOW. So, what do I do now? Judy


  • I don't think it is too wild - in my book it is tame - those are tonal prints, not funky stripes and zig zags.... Also those color are tame - no lime greens...
    Besides, it is cheerful and you want to cheer someone up, right?

    By Blogger The Calico Cat, at 11/25/2005 05:13:00 AM  

  • for the triangle quilt, you can use a multi-color for the border.... (I have seen a feather print... The block look like birds in flight to me.) This way you do not have to worry about the WOW. How big is it? It looks plenty big....

    By Blogger The Calico Cat, at 11/25/2005 05:16:00 AM  

  • It looks awesome Judy!! I'm so happy you posted pics of it! Can I link it on the happy scappy houses page??


    By Blogger Bonnie, at 11/25/2005 05:38:00 AM  

  • Happy Belated Thanksgiving Judy! I'm so thankful to be able to keep in touch with you!

    The Houses: I think they're terrific...and agree with calico want this gift to be cheerful...and to help someone make a clean start.

    The Triangles: I'm seeing a row around what you already have, with a darker value of background...sort of toasty or biegey or something...then if you need another row could make the "background" almost disappear with the other triangles...perhaps using just a shade lighter than your triangles.

    Did that make any sense at all?

    No matter...I can't wait to see your final product. Congrats for busting your stash, Judy!


    By Blogger Darcie, at 11/25/2005 07:24:00 AM  

  • I think the houses are just perfect. And very clever to make the blocks larger..*VBG* Maybe you can build a snuggle quilt size neighborhood with the 10 left over blocks and some trees?

    I like the triangles quilt too. I think a border or two would finish it...Congrats on busting more of that stash!!!

    By Blogger Finn, at 11/25/2005 07:58:00 AM  

  • Judy, your scrappy houses are great! It's not too wild at all but looks cheery. I love the black check - might have to make one of my own now.

    By Blogger Holly, at 11/25/2005 08:21:00 AM  

  • Judy, I love both of the quilts. The houses are adorable and would be perfect for someone who is starting over. The Birds in the Air (or at least that's what it looks like to me!) is gorgeous...maybe a simple border treatment...a narrow or folded border to stop the motion and a print to bring the colors together? Sure wish I could go through your stash with you to find something great!

    By Blogger Carolyn, at 11/25/2005 09:20:00 AM  

  • I like both the quilts, Judy. I used to live in a purple house - in San Francisco. My landlord was an attorney and lived in the flat upstairs from me - he always wore purple... maybe a purple pin stripped suit, purple tie, purple hankerchief in his pocket. One day I thought I caught him - no purple, but he had purple argyle socks on! Very subtle, but always something purple.

    The triangle quilt - maybe a skinny solid border to cut it off and then a border of flying geese? I agree, it does need a bit more and I look forward to seeing your final decision!

    By Blogger Evelyn aka Starfishy, at 11/25/2005 11:43:00 AM  

  • Love both of these. On the second I think I'd put one or 2 more rows around what you have but using black as the background instead of white. This would also serve as the border.

    By Blogger Nancy, at 11/25/2005 01:22:00 PM  

  • Giggle. Ok, first let me say that I love the wonky houses. Who wouldn't? I don't think it is too wild. But... Are sure huricane victims is the way to go with it? I mean, 'cause they lost their homes in a kinda wonky way... Well, maybe it'll cheer them up. Silly thought, I'm sure. It just struck me funny. You know it'd make a good quilt of Valor. Remind them of home. Giggle. And I like the bigger-size blocks, too.

    By Blogger Nines, at 11/25/2005 02:16:00 PM  

  • I love both these quilts! Colors, colors! Great, bright quilts. And, I'm a country color type girl! But I am really loving the bright colors lately! On the Birds in the Air quilt -- make enough blocks to go around the outside with a different wow. I don't think it needs a border -- I just love them the way they are!

    By Blogger Joanne, at 11/25/2005 05:57:00 PM  

  • JudyL...they're both terrific! I love those funky houses. Will have to make my own eventually. Just finished a "Birds in the Air" top. Trying to decide if it needs borders or not.

    Yours looks great just as it is!

    Good job!

    By Anonymous Patchkat, at 12/01/2005 05:48:00 PM  

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