This group is for all of you (and you know who you are) who can't let go of even the smallest piece of fabric! You just love scraps!
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Started by Sandy. Last reply by Sherri Eley Sep 26, 2016.
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Started by lea May 10, 2015.
OH geeze, I should have read all the post ... it is the Box KIte pattern. DUH
Love the qults. Diane your quilt looks like the Box Kite pattern by Bonnie Hunter, I am doing that one now . Along with two other BH patterns that are all cut and ready to piece together. But before I can start those, or finish those, depends on how you look at it I guess, I have to make my granddaughter's t shirt quilt. For her college adventure this fall. I get so caught up in scrap quilting I hate to stop for another project. I have been doing some strip pieced blocks that I have no plan for at the moment, but they are fun to do, and when I feel like sewing and have little time I can go in for a short time and piece a few blocks. Today I am picking up my Blue Ridge Beauty from Brenda who long arm quilted it for me. So there will be some binding sewing in my near future.
I was in the same challenge as Connie & here is a pic of my entry. It has 69 different fabrics in it. This was a fun challenge.
Sherri....your block looks fine to me....I will be anxious to see your blocks set together.
Diane.....your blue quilts are really pretty. I agree about fabric breeding in the dark.....
Here is a top I made for a HST challenge in another group. It is "Box Kite" by Bonnie Hunter, but I made it larger. I may learn to enjoy doing scrappy quilts yet. Everything in this top was from scraps and I can't even see that I made a dent in them.
I was gifted a box of old fabric (1980s) this winter and decided to try to use up the blue instead of cramming it onto a shelf to sit for several more years. I have made these 2 extra large queens and there hasn't even been a dent put into the stack. Fabric really does breed in the dark!I'm sure if you look closely you all will find pieces that you've had in the past or--still!
Sherri I missed your 1st post also, I would NOT have done them all over again, I would have just gone with what I had and said to heck with instructions, there are no mistakes in quilting, only unplanned design choices.
Sherri, for some reason I wasn't seeing that anyone had posted in this group so I'm sorry to be so late in answering your 1st question. I have not made this quilt, but I can see where it would drive you crazy if you didn't redo the blocks. Very frustrating mistake I'm sure.
I decided I could not NOT make another set of stripped blocks in the correct orientation. It would have driven me crazy it I had pieced the top with the first bunch I made. So I finished that and the (512 ) 2 1/2" 4 patch units. I am itching to start piecing all the blocks, but am saving that project for when we take off in the RV this fall and will be away from home for 7 months. This should keep me busy as I do not spend as much time at the machine when we travel....
If anyone has made SAnd Castle YOu can probably see my mistake.
I did not string piece the blocks in the correct orientation. I should have placed the strips corner to corner, and I just pieced them parallel to the edges of the foundation paper. So now I have 64 of these blocks that will not fit together to make a nice looking pieced square in the finished top.
Now considering my next move. Redo all of the pieced blocks in the correct orientation. or just go with what I've got. I do not think I have enough browns to make 64 more units.... So I may just go with this. OH the problems one faces when they do not fully read the directions before beginning a project. I am cutting all the pieces for this quilt and packing them up to carry with me when we travel. I will always have something to piece, which is my favorite part of the project.
Starting BH's Sand Castle pattern. Sewing string pieced blocks for the corner triangles. I need 64 blocks have 40 . But couldn't wait to piece the entire block to see if I liked it and if it went together without a hitch. It did, and looking forward to working on these in the Rv this summer when I get all the parts and pieces cut and organized.
Thanks Myrna. Your Shoreline log cabin is beautiful. Judy Martin definitely likes using a lot of pieces in her quilts, doesn't she?!
Sherri, I love your little quilt. I too prefer straight line quilting for the most part. Probably a throw back to my hand quilting days.
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