Sunshine Quilts

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I Think I Can!

I'm making another stash/scrap quilt. The good news is that I pulled one of my favorite purples to use for the border and it didn't hurt nearly so badly to think about using it as it did a few days ago. Maybe I'm learning to be a stash quilter after all. This quilt will be for my niece's middle daughter and I think I like it as much (maybe better) than the quilt I made for the oldest daughter. I'm actually making blocks for two quilts at once because when I make these quarter square triangles using the squares method, I end up with half of them having the background fabric on the top half of the smaller triangle and half of them having the background fabric on the bottom half of the smaller triangle. I could cut the squares into quarters and piece them together that way but I don't like to do that and besides, I'm using more fabric and I'll get two quilts by doing it this way. Guess what I have to do tomorrow! Go to the quilt shop! I have to go pick up quilts to be quilted. Can I go and not buy any fabric? Yes, I can and I will do it! Judy L.


  • Oh! I love it! I like all the colors that you used. It all looks so beautiful together!

    I know you will be a good girl tomorrow!

    By Blogger deputyswife, at 8/08/2006 08:33:00 PM  

  • Oh, I love that quilt!

    By Blogger Darlene - Dazed Quilter, at 8/08/2006 09:44:00 PM  

  • Wow! You are doing so well. I am going to consider my month a sucess if I just don't buy anything new.

    By Blogger tami, at 8/08/2006 10:05:00 PM  

  • You are a strong woman, Judy! You can do it!! And we expect you to report right in on how good you were so we can applaud you!

    I love this quilt! It makes me smile just looking at it! And especially when I think of the pure joy pn your little niece's face when she sees it!

    Good job!!!

    By Blogger Vicky, at 8/08/2006 10:59:00 PM  

  • Off course you can Judy, and with flying colours too :-)
    I am finishing DD1's quilt this week and am ready as can be for Monday. I am looking forward to it !

    By Blogger Hanne, at 8/08/2006 11:06:00 PM  

  • Beautiful quilt, Judy! Love your twofer idea, too. =) You will have no trouble not buying at the quilt shop. Wear your blinders!

    By Blogger Susan, at 8/09/2006 12:39:00 AM  

  • I'm guessing you made the "wheels" or the "petals" first and then attached them to the square in the center? Am I right?

    I like the way the colors all go together, when you look at it they look like tone on tone, marbled prints and they're absolutely beautiful. I'm sure she'll love it!

    When you do a quilt for a customer do you pick the design to be quilted or do they?

    By Blogger Andrea, at 8/09/2006 12:48:00 AM  

  • What a happy quilt, it buoys me up just to see it!

    By Blogger Gail, at 8/09/2006 04:15:00 AM  

  • What a fun, happy quilt. Good luck at the quilt shop. Not sure I could put myself thru. Although it might be easier early in the month when the withdrawal tremors are gentle rather than later when you've got the major shakes. :-)

    By Blogger Nancy, at 8/09/2006 04:26:00 AM  

  • I love the colors in this quilt - they make me smile! Keep up the good work on using your stash! It will become easier to use it.

    By Blogger Sweet P, at 8/09/2006 05:35:00 AM  

  • Looks great :) And way to go stash shopping! Good luck at the quilt shop ;) xoxo melzie

    By Blogger Melzie, at 8/09/2006 07:31:00 AM  

  • neat! Are you going to make the same quilt twice - just with opposite spins? If not, what are you going to do with those left overs? do tell!

    BTW I love that scrappy quilt! (I know you could have just as easily made the same quilt with a limited number of fabrics.)

    By Blogger The Calico Cat, at 8/09/2006 07:34:00 AM  

  • I love the colours Judy. Good luck at the store today.

    By Blogger Ama, at 8/09/2006 09:10:00 AM  

  • Its coming out fantastic Judy. You are so talented, no gifted is a better word.
    Just love what you have done with the colors.
    Just keep repeating to yourself,
    "no new fabric, no new fabric, no new fabric". Maybe it will work : )

    By Blogger Patty, at 8/09/2006 09:46:00 AM  

  • Great looking quilt Judy, I do love that block and your color choices are perfect!!!

    By Blogger Finn, at 8/09/2006 02:15:00 PM  

  • That is a really pretty quilt. It too is on my to-do list.

    By Blogger Shelina, at 8/09/2006 02:52:00 PM  

  • That's a great pattern! I used it to make one with all polka dots which I need to get quilted. I'd better get it in, this one reminds me how great it is.

    By Blogger Laurie Ann, at 8/09/2006 03:15:00 PM  

  • Your quilt is lovely. So colorful and all from your stash.

    By Blogger Cynthia, at 8/10/2006 05:29:00 AM  

  • I love this pattern-one day I too will actually make something using it = this turned out wonderful Judy! and I am sure it will be treasured.

    By Blogger cher, at 8/10/2006 06:09:00 AM  

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