Quilting Fun


While I love the satisfaction of finishing a quilt, it isn't the only way to have fun with quilting. Fun also comes from the great outings with girlfriends, shopping expeditions with Grandma, or just sitting in my "thoughtful spot" chair perusing magazines and books. The thrill of the next project waiting just there on the horizon...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Finished Top ~ Economy Blue

Well, it's not the most perfect quilt top I've ever made, but I finished it. I hope that when it's quilted, the "waviness" will be subdued and will look acceptable.


The inner section consistes of 36 small square-in-a-square blocks. The same sized blocks also form the border. The remaining blocks are larger square-in-a-square blocks. Well, the big blocks and the little blocks decided not to play nice together. The smaller blocks had to be eased quite extensively to fit the larger blocks. I suppose I could have gone back and made adjustments, but I opted to keep on sewing.

Ten or 12 years ago, I made a quilt with many triangles, and it too was a bit wonky in places. My grandmother hand-quilted it for me, and she managed to "quilt out" the fullness. Today, after a few washings, it looks loved and wonderfully puckery, just like quilts are supposed to look! See for yourself, below. (It's also peeking out in the picture in my header on this blog.)

I hand-pieced this quilt called English Elegance roughly 10 years ago.

I hope that will be the case with Economy Blue.

3 comments:

LuAnn said...

I love all of those blue Kaffe fabrics. Both of your quilts are just wonderful.

Vivian said...

Quilts made from different sized blocks are SO impressive. And they are so troublesome if all the parts aren't perfect. Been there, done that.

Your blue Kaffe quilt and the English Elegance quilt are both gorgeous.

Lori said...

It looks so nice!! I hope it beghaves and turns out flat too.:)