Sunshine Quilts

Sunday, July 30, 2006

It's Working!

I'm kinda surprised how much I like this quilt. I think it's going to be plenty masculine enough to be a gift for a man and I believe the greens are working together just fine. This definitely wouldn't quality as a scrap quilt but it surely is a stash quilt. I'm still a bit apprehensive about using some of my best greens, so they'll no longer be in my stash but maybe with time, I can overcome that kind of thinking. It's going to be 70" x 86" so I have a few more blocks to make! :) Judy L.

20 Comments:

  • You know what I like about it? It's a
    green and red quilt and yet it doesn't scream Christmas...it's something can could be used anytime. My Mom never wants Christmas stuff because she wants to use it more than 3 weeks a year.
    Melanie

    By Blogger Screen Door, at 7/30/2006 06:24:00 PM  

  • Very interesting block design. And you're right - it doesn't shout Christmas. And it will be fine for a man. Congratulations on using at least a little from your stash. Keep repeating this to yourself "there is always more fabric where this came from". 20 years ago it was logical to worry about using all our fabric. Today it's just a habit. Now to get you going on scrap quilts. Perfect way to stop worrying about how fabrics "look together". Once you use 50 to 75 or more fabrics in a quilt you know they ALL go together!

    By Blogger Patti, at 7/30/2006 06:40:00 PM  

  • I have a problem sometimes using material from my stash too... in fact, the quilt I'm bordering right now needs a 'thin dark' and I have three choices, but I keep putting aside the one I like the best, because it's a shade of blue that's difficult to find... and I keep putting aside another because it's kind of an olive toned green, and I don't really like it.

    Go figure - I can't use one cause I like it too much, and hesitate to use another because it's not a color I love.

    *looks at the rock and hard place she's between*

    By Blogger ForestJane, at 7/30/2006 06:46:00 PM  

  • OOH, I like this! See you can make stash quilts and have them turn out great. And the gentleman who receives it will never know that these would not have been your first fabric choices.

    By Blogger Nancy, at 7/30/2006 06:52:00 PM  

  • I've started to cut my yardage into 1 yard pieces just so I can use it without thinking: "but I might want a larger piece, and I wont have any left for something I really want it for..." :-) Its hard work using a stash up, but think of all the fun you'll have replacing it!

    By Blogger quiltpixie, at 7/30/2006 07:14:00 PM  

  • I love the quilt you are working on! I can't believe how fast you get your quilt tops done! It seems like yesterday that you showed us the fabrics that you were going to use.

    By Blogger Norma, at 7/30/2006 07:38:00 PM  

  • Are you making the green blocks using a partial sewn seam?? I like it. It's veru nice and I agree with screen door that it's maroon and olive and doesn'r scream anything near XMAS. Totally not christmas.

    I think he will love it!

    By Blogger Judy, at 7/30/2006 07:49:00 PM  

  • Great quilt Judy. I like it a lot and patti is right it doesn't scream Christmas!! Congratulations on stash busting!!

    By Blogger June in MD, at 7/30/2006 08:22:00 PM  

  • I really like the pattern. It is a masculine quilt, but I really like the colors. I would have to agree, it doesn not scream Christmas!

    By Blogger deputyswife, at 7/30/2006 08:42:00 PM  

  • I think it will be perfect for a man for sure and it is not shouting christmas. I just love it.

    By Blogger Judith, at 7/30/2006 10:17:00 PM  

  • May this quilt bring lots of good moments to the owner !
    It looks very good Judy, and I bet it feels good to use from stash too :-)

    By Blogger Hanne, at 7/31/2006 03:10:00 AM  

  • It's great and it's not just for the holidays. He'll love it. As for using your stash, repeat after me: "I can do it!"

    By Blogger EileenKNY, at 7/31/2006 03:31:00 AM  

  • Definitely a good 'man quilt', and the colors are working out very well.

    By Blogger Gail, at 7/31/2006 04:24:00 AM  

  • Looks neat! (Your next version can have scrappy rail fence units - just pay attention to the values!)

    By Blogger The Calico Cat, at 7/31/2006 06:13:00 AM  

  • Well, of course,it's working! And the more you use the stash, the more you see you CAN use it!

    By Blogger Sharon, at 7/31/2006 06:52:00 AM  

  • It's perfect!!

    By Blogger Vicky, at 7/31/2006 07:10:00 AM  

  • It looks great. There is enough Christmas to be heartwarming without screaming holiday! You could certainly use it all year round without feeling it was too CHristmassy.

    By Blogger joyce, at 7/31/2006 07:19:00 AM  

  • Looking good---and I am wondering how you did that rail fence block part.

    By Blogger Linda_J, at 7/31/2006 07:32:00 AM  

  • Looks great! I decorate year round with a lot of red and green. Your fabric choices are beautiful

    By Blogger Libby, at 7/31/2006 10:02:00 AM  

  • It's gorgeous! Very!

    By Blogger Darcie, at 8/01/2006 07:06:00 AM  

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