Sunday, August 13, 2006

Finished the first task


The borders are on the blue/green scrap quilt. This is a donation quilt that was pieced from 2.5 inch strips. I'm not sure it doesn't have too many light fabrics but I worked with what I had left. I think the first one I made from my Red/Purple strips turned out better - the rail fence pattern is more defined in that version.

This is another UFO and I don't even remember what I had originally planned to use these strips for but when my Mom needed some blue and green 2.5 inch strips for a quilt for her sister's grandson, we picked over the best strips and used them for that quilt first. I'm slowly gathering some strips in sizes I commonly use so the unused strips went into the bin with my other 2.5 inch strips.

The top will go on the shelf to age a while since I have a few waiting in line for quilting.

I was going to crop more of my mess out of this picture but I noticed Chesty was watching me from the bottom left corner so I left him in.

18 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

nice - I LOVE that blue border. That will be a nice masculine quilt for donation. :o) (It does not have the "rail fence" look, but it doesn't need it either.)

quiltpixie said...

I love the scrappy feel to this quilt... the rail fence doesn't "hit you" with can be a good thing :-)

Leah S said...

I'm glad you didn't crop Chesty out, he gave me a smile. :)

Esteemarlu said...

I really like that blue quilt. The first thing I thought about when I saw it was the coolness of water against my body when I get into the beach.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

I love that quilt but I especially love Chesty watching you! :-)

ForestJane said...

Awww, what a cute little face looking from the corner. It looks like he's good at staying out of the way of feet!

There's not too many lights in that blue quilt, it's just perfect. :)

And I totally understand what you mean about letting quilt tops age a bit before quilting... lol

Screen Door said...

I love love the loyalty of the pup. the blue border really sets the quilt off. Looks like it should be on exhibit at an aquarium. It's really beautiful.
Melanie

Ann said...

Ok, it's unanimous! The blue/green quilt is gorgeous. DH and I recently flew to SC and when I saw this quilt, it reminded me of the farmland we saw from up above! LOVE it!

Hanne said...

Your quilt looks very good from here :-) It does not come through as a rail fence, but is well balanced and nice to look at.
Maybe an idea for my purple scraps ?

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I like it! The color scheme works well with the randomness of the placement. I see Chesty in the corner!

Cheers!

Evelyn

EileenKNY said...

I love the blue quilt, and I think it has an underwater effect.
I used to read Jean Plaidy years ago. I completely forgot about her books.
I finished "Angels Fall" last night. It was not up to Nora Roberts usual standards.
Your puppy looks adorable.

cher said...

I think this quilt turned out great-not too many lights for me! nice job Mary.

Cynthia said...

very nice quilt Mary. I like the colors.

Susan said...

I liked the red/purple one, but I prefer the blue green one - it's calmer feeling. =)

I like that - on the shelf to age!

Laurie Ann said...

Very nice! I like them both, but I think this one is my favorite. I noticed Chesty down there right away. He's so cute, I'd love to cuddle him!!

Samantha said...

i don't think there are too many lights at all, and, it looks great!

Linda_J said...

You couldn't crop out that sweet face--I think the top looks perfect just like it is, BTW.

Laurie said...

Mary, I don't think this one has too many light fabrics AT ALL! This is a striking quilt.

Laurie in Seattle
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