Saturday, January 21, 2017

Leaves of green and blue

Our "Quilt for Kids" project coordinator has boxes of precut squares of donated fabrics.   For this quilt, I started by gathering squares with aqua and/or lime colors from the five inch box, and added some yardage from my stash.

I decided to make a variety of  9 patches.  There was a lime/aqua leaf print  that I really liked  so I made sure I included one piece of it in each nine patch.

Before long, I had made nine ( make that eight)  units.

No problem!  A little quick sewing and then there were nine units.

I like the way they looked on the design wall with the white fabric showing in between the blocks, so I chose a narrow white sashing.  The donation fabrics included a 1/2 yard of aqua batik that was just perfect for the borders.

Here is the quilt top all done.

I have a friend who has graciously offered to quilt up some of the Quilts for Kids on her new longarm machine, so yesterday, I sent the quilt top off to her.




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10 comments:

  1. I'm sure your quilt will be very much loved. The colours are beautiful together! Good job!

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    1. Thank you, Lesley. That was so nice of you to say.

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne! I just used the leaf print for inspiration and picked fabrics that looked nice with it.

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  3. Love your quilts, especially your Ice Cream social. Any chance you would share the pattern? Linda Rice ljrice54 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment! I'd love to share the pattern, but I'm afraid I do not know it's name. It was a mystery quilt through my quilting guild, and we always just called it "the mystery quilt".

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  4. I really like the fabrics you chose. They look wonderful together.
    PS Happy to see you blogging again!!

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  5. Thank you so much, Dawn. I didn't intend to be away so long, but it was nice of you to mention it.

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  6. That quilt looks so familiar! Haha! It's almost half done being quilted. I'm using lots of ruler work. This is great practice for me! Thanks!!

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  7. I can't wait to see what you've done with it!

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