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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


 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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  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.

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

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

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

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

  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.


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

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

  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.

  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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