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Monday, April 16, 2012

DWM: triangles, a finish, and bargains

A stack of triangles resulted from trimming the paper-pieced Kaleidoscope blocks.  This weekend I sewed them into HSTs.  I've trimmed them to 3" (unfinished). I turned to Spectacular Scraps, one of my go-to books, for setting possibilities.  SS uses Douat's permutations   -- 64 different ways to arrange four triangles (or, for quiltmakers, four HSTs).
(The lower block is just a Friendship Star, not a Douat pattern.)
 

More triangles to trim....
I pieced Crabapples (a Bonnie Hunter pattern) last year. It was perfect for a wedding gift for my sister and her fiance. At 70 x 70 it can be a two-person sofa quilt.    The backing fabric, a Red Tag bargain, shows that very few fabrics are unredeemable -- this was ideal for this quilt. I finished quilting it last evening. I used a variety of patterns, no marking, and it turned out well.  (Backing + binding = 3-5/8 yards from stash.)
Crabapples back

Personalization!

 The wedding is April 29 so I am right on time.


At a garage sale on Friday I scored a half dozen boxes of books for the library, all free. After that generosity I had to buy something!  Seven one-yard pieces of fabric (six quilting cottons and one corduroy) for $7.00. 

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10 comments:

  1. I"m gonna have to get that book, HSTs are one of my favorites and I have so many sitting around. Love the crabapple quilt, no marking is the best and I LOVE the writing on the quilt, so special.

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  2. Congrats on getting the wedding quilt done in time :) It is beautiful.

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  3. That is one of my favorite books too - such great pattern inspiration! Congratulations on the wedding quilt finish, and on time too.

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  4. I think I may have that book - I am going to have to look for it. The crabapple quilt looks great!

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  5. I don't think I have that book. I'll have to see if the library has a copy. Love you HST project.

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  6. The Crabapples quilt is great - I like how you quilted the names into the quilt.

    Spectacular Scraps is one of my favorite books. I was just recommending to a group of quilters last week.

    Judy

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  7. Interesting idea for scraps. Love your blocks. Crabapples is beautiful too. Congrats on getting it quilting. Being ahead of schedule is always good.

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  8. Very pretty quilt and I love the HST quilt blocks especially. Very nice job.

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  9. More great quilts. I also wanted you to know that since I get so much inspiration from you and your projects I nominated you and your blog for the Liebster Award. Check you my blog to see what it is. Thank you.

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  10. Love that crabapple quilt. Too pretty. You're good! Ahead of time. I'm always late. Probably because I procrastinate.

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