Here is the blue and green quilt I made completely from stash to replace the first one that I started at the New Years Day Sew In. Finally gave up on the weather and took these pictures inside, so they are what they are.
This was Judy’s Quilt of Valor design, but I had a little trouble cutting. I was a bit feverish one evening and cut all the 2 1/2″ inch bars for the center blocks at 2″, creating some cussing and a “design opportunity”. I got out my strings to pull coordinates, and I think it does add interest.
I quilted between all the blocks, and 1/4″ inside all the frames. In the centers, I alternated between using straight lines and a design of four leaves. The leaves do echo some of the fabrics, but I think I just made them because I can, and it seemed too easy to use straight lines everywhere. Next time I think I will follow my instincts. Alternating vertical and horizontal lines would have looked great. This is fine, though.
I also used straight lines in the border triangles, and stippled over the print background. It all took awhile, but it finished with a lot of texture, and I like it.
What did you finish this week?
I’m linking up with Finish It Up Friday on Crazy Mom Quilts.
February 1, 2013 at 12:59 PM
I love that quilt – the colors really make it special and the quilting – oh my! Congrats on your finish. I completed the last block for our Guild’s mystery BOM.
February 1, 2013 at 5:31 PM
Your border really adds a lot of interest, Valerie. The recipient is very fortunate and will surely feel how much you care.
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