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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Progress report 3 - 50 quilts from stash challenge

I am continuing to make good progress on the making quilts aspect of this challenge - but I have weakened and bought some special fabrics for my son's quilt. (When this is done it will of course not count in this challenge). I am now up to 32.


This quilt is for my daughter in law Juli. I was originally thinking of making a quillow. But I then realized that my granddaughter (nearly 2) loves posting things and thought that the pocket would end up with all sorts of things posted in it. So I have made a  cushion cover for a large cushion that could also be a case for the quilt.


The pin wheels in this quilt are made from the "discarded" triangles in the outer blocks. I used a 4.5" x 2.5" rectangle and a 2.5" square for each section of the outer block. After I matched the square to one end of the rectangle, I sewed on line along the diagonal and a 2nd line 3/8" further out before cutting off the triangles.  I like to do this as it the bias is less likely to stretch. If you try this block - note that the direction of the white triangle is different on the red and blue pieces... My orientation errors will go a considerable way to making another quilt!!!!

12 comments:

  1. Deborah, As always you continue to inspire! Keep up the good work! Niki

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  2. Beautiful quilt! You don't resort to fast, easy and uninspiring when you continue with a challenge, that is for certain.

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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  3. I love your quilt. Congratulations on finishing 32 quilty items. You are spurring me on to keep up!

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  4. That is lovely. What pattern is it if you don't mind.

    Peg-TX

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  5. Beautiful quilt Deborah. Is the center made from a pre-printed panel, if so, what is the name? Thanks and congrats on all your accomplishments!

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  6. The center is a preprinted panel but I do not recall it having a name or manufacturer on the selvage - I bought it a a quilting bargain shop some time ago.... sorry I can't be more helpful.

    I design my own quilts - for my records I am calling it folk art quilt - the inner blocks are pinwheels and I am sorry but I don't know the name of the outer block. There is more information about piecing this type of medallion in my post http://pilgrimsquilts.blogspot.com/2011/03/pieced-medallion-quilt-top.html

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  7. Another lovely quilt Deborah. I love the movement of the pinwheel blocks and the colours are lovely.
    Hugs Jan Mac

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  8. The border is wonderful. Lots of design possibilities! And it's a great quilt.

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  9. I absolutely love this quilt, it's stunning.

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  10. It's my great pleasure to visit Australians Animals.

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