Friday, January 31, 2014

Yes! Got Them Done!

I seem to work great under pressure--makes me focus!  I've been cutting and sewing like mad the last two days, and the tops for the Book of the Month are done!
 They still need a thorough pressing, but they are finished by the deadline!  

I did the yellow one first, made up 16 blocks, then realized I'd have to add a lot of borders to make it at least 40" x 40".  Since I still had some strip sets and fabric, I just made up 16 more blocks, and expanded the design.  
 Turned out okay, the yellow makes it bit messy for my taste.

As for the other, monochromatic one, I put my design up on my wall, then decided to follow a design from the book, Bainbridge Delft.  Puts the blocks on point.  And again, I had to make some more blocks.  
I think I like this one better than the yellow, and my original plan.  What do you think?

And thank you to all who commented!  I loved your suggestions!

More to come on this!
Happy Quilting!


  1. I feel the same way! I had originally picked the yellow, but after seeing them made up, I like the one without the yellow better. Great job!

  2. Wow! They're both beautiful! And you did them so fast!

  3. I like the both! I like the secondary pattern created by the yellow and on the other one the black creates the secondary pattern. Amazing how changing the colors used and turning the blocks on point completely changes the pattern of the blocks - love it!!!

  4. Love your quilts. The on point setting speaks to me!

  5. I picked the best one to start out. Love the all blue one. On point is a great choice too.


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