Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Plaids, plaids, plaids-quilt top finished

It was great getting back into my sewing room after the oven drama, Thanksgiving and on Monday, our youngest's 21st birthday.

I finally finished the plaid quilt top-and I'm very pleased with it. I like the way there is a lot of different things going on-all this from just one block!


I had finished the half blocks for the sides
when I realized I had to make quarter blocks

for the corners so out came what was left of the plaid stash once again.








I kept the orange block and used the last of that fabric for one of the half blocks too. This is a special fabric for me-years and years ago I made a quilt for my Mom. It was my third quilt ever and the first machine pieced-I even took her with me shopping for the fabrics and she picked them out. I completed the quilt, she took it to Florida for the winter and well....it just didn't match her decor!! :) What to do...I went to a local quilt shop-a wonderful shop called Country Quiltworks now in Montgomery County, Pa then in Bucks, and they suggested buying 1/8 of a yard of each fabric I planned to use in the next quilt, keeping half the 1/8 yard and sending half to my Mom. It worked (on that quilt I used a rotary cutter for the first time! we are talking a long long time ago :) The orange plaid is what was left of one of those 1/8 yards.

















































8 comments:

Mildred said...

The quilt top is just beautiful. Doesn't it feel good to get back to working on something that has been on hold? Hope you are enjoying that new oven!

She'sSewPretty said...

Miri, Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog. I'm enjoying looking at all of your sewing projects. That quilt is beautiful!!

Eileen said...

Miri, I really love how that quilt turned out.. the white squares all lined up like that. You did a beautiful job placing all the blocks.. very artistic. And that you have that speical orange fabric in there makes it even better. :-)

Neabear said...

Your quilt turned out great. Nice to have it done. Thanks for visiting me again and your comments. Have a great day!

Julia said...

Love the plaid quilt, very homely and country looking.
Julia

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Beautiful quilt!

Ulla said...

I love plaid and quilts, and here you have combined those two in a very pleasing way!

Mitzi Zohar said...

I love how the light fabrics sparkle in this quilt! Oh no, now there's another kind of fabric that I need to start collecting. Have fun at the Lowell museum. I used to live in Boston before I became a 'real' quilter and I was thrilled to discover the New England Quilt Museum. I can only imagine what a great place it would be to visit now that I'm a little more experienced.