Monday, August 7, 2017

Weekly update: a finish and a start

 I made Spare Parts III last winter.
(I chronicled the design in this post .)

It's still pretty
I pieced the back last month. The fabric in the upper right was a "can't cut this" piece that I bought at Marden's in the early 1990's. I wanted to make a skirt out of it. Over the years I took nibbles here and there and eventually there wasn't enough for a skirt. (And nowadays that sort of skirt wouldn't suit me, so it would be hanging in the closet and I'd love the fabric.)

I quilted each unit differently.

During Sunday evening TV watching I made seven out of the 25 blocks I need for the baby quilt that's my August OMG.  The idea is from Quilts, Quilts and More Quilts! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes. That's an oldie but still a goodie -- c. 1993.

The blocks are 8-1/2" (unf) and the novelty squares are 4.5" (unf.) .

Monday link ups:
Monday Making
Main Crush Monday
Design Wall Monday
Oh Scrap!

I hope your week is off to a good start!


Ellie said...

I like your Spare Parts lll quilt! Great use for orphan blocks. I sometimes put them on quilt backs but I like your idea better. Yet another quilt made!
The baby quilt is adorable! The center squares are perfect for a baby !

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Nann,
Your Spare Parts III quilt is so pretty. I love all the different color and fabric choices. That baby quilt looks like it is going to be good sized and colorful. I just love that bottom left block - love the colors. ~smile~ Roseanne

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

You've done a fantastic job with the quilting on Spare Parts III. I am not brave enough quite yet to quilt each unit differently. I will get there, though. I adore those novelty fabric blocks. It looks like you've got a lot of fun projects going on. Happy sewing! Andrea

Teresa said...

Spare parts is beautiful and I love the different take on an eye spy block

gayle said...

I've got that book, too! Somewhere... I should dig it out and take a look.
Love your spare parts quilt, and that baby quilt is going to be wonderful fun!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Great quilt Nann. I have been wanting to play with my orphan blocks. This is great inspiration. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Lynn said...

Those novelty squares - what a great way to show them off, thanks for the inspiration.

Kate said...

Very fun projects. Congrats on the finish and on the new start.

Bonnie said...

Great Spare Parts. It feels so good to use those lonely blocks up! I love that block. This quilt is going to be great. I sure hope the squares I sent arrive before you finish all 25 blocks!