Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Sunny Lanes, and Puzzle DONE

This block is called Sunny Lanes -  I LOVED the name (thinking about walking down the long farm lane to the mailbox as a little girl) and before planning (uh hemmmm) I just jumped in, thinking I'd use MORE fabric up with these larger pieces.  One finished block is 16 inches.  However, above are 2 x 2 blocks that make this nice design - 4 blocks across is just 64 inches - not quite large enough (I didn't want a border).  6 blocks will be too big, and 5 blocks, while the "right" size for what I wanted loses the design.  Oh great - I just didn't think!  My suggestions would be to make a 12 inch block if you make this one.

OK, I could do this alternate setting (above) with any number of blocks (forget the 2 x 2 blocks in upper right) , and I'm thinking 5 blocks x 6 blocks = 80 in. x 96 in.  -- sounds like a plan. No fabric was purchased for this project.   The "white" was various plain white fabrics and I was concerned it would be noticeable.  NOT - many times we worry too much (I did!) about things that don't amount to a hill of beans!  At this point, I am unable to tell one "white" from the other, and by the time it's quilted, all the whites will look exactly the same.

There's the DONE puzzle quilt.  See that "hole" along the top edge?  Oh great, one piece lost - how can that be??  We finally had to put it all back in the box, with one piece missing, took the leaf out of the table, moved the table back into position and there was the one lost piece, under one of the table legs.  8-))  This puzzle was a doozy, but it filled up the dreary long month of January. 

14 comments:

gardenpat said...

I absolutely love, love, love this!!! My 2-1/2" shoebox is overflowing and in need of a great scrap quilt pattern! Hope you don't mind if I use your idea to make one!

sandra said...

I like that quilt. And I agree, it would make a very good scrap buster!!! I also agree with what you said about having the different whites and it not being noticeable.

Cyn said...

Great blocks! Love your quilt. The colors are spectacular! I love scraps... sew fun.
Aren't puzzles the best? We used to always have one going on the card table. Thanks for the lovely trip down memory lane!

Janet O. said...

I have loved the Sunny Lanes block ever since I first saw it on Quilter's Cache. It is on my bucket list. So fun to see yours!
Isn't that maddening about the puzzle piece? My Mom has always done a puzzle in the winter from the time I was a child. We have had that experience before. I remember once Mom offered to give us a dollar if we could find the missing piece. The next time she put up a puzzle several pieces were missing. Turned out my foster brother had caught on that finding puzzle pieces was a money making proposition, so he hid several pieces in order to earn the reward when he "found" them. : )

Helen in the UK said...

Great scrap buster! I'd go with the furrows setting and make it the size YOU want rather than letting the pattern dictate :)

Ruth said...

It looks like a great scrappy pattern! The puzzle looks like fun too. I just started a puzzle last night - it has a quilting bee in it.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Fun!

Lynn said...

I had the same exact thing happen to one of the puzzles I put together after Christmas - found the missing piece right up next to the table leg buried in the carpet. I had not taken the puzzle apart yet though so got to see it all done before it went back into the box.

Angie said...

This is another gorgeous quilt, girl. :) Love the colors in your scrap bags. :D And the Friendship Stars quilt is stunning---

Purple Pam said...

I like the revised plan for your blocks. I am also glad you found that one evasive puzzle piece. It is so annoying when putting a puzzle together and realize there are missing pieces, especially when you have put so much work into it already.

cathy said...

I have done this quilt 3 times. It never gets old,, Love it. and I love yours by the way..

Bonnie said...

Did you plan it or was it serendipitous that the quilt's colors are repeated in the puzzle picture? The colors are great in both locations. On to the quilting!

Anonymous said...

You are making such beautiful quilts.
lella

Elaine Adair said...

Thank you Lella - I'm unable to reply but I do appreciate your visit. Elaine Adair